Wisconsin Local History Network: County Local History Sites

 

WISCONSIN COUNTY STATS

72 Counties
Earliest: Brown County, 1818
    and  Crawford County, 1818
Latest: Menominee, 1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Counties,
courtesy Wisconsin
Online, Inc

Map of Wisconsin Counties (Courtesy Wisconsin Online, Inc.)

  

ADAMS COUNTY
Created in 1848 from Portage Co
Marcia Ann Kuehl

ASHLAND COUNTY (WiGenWeb)
Created 1860 from unorganized territory
Jan Cortez

BARRON COUNTY (WiGenWeb)
Created 1859 from Dallas and Polk Co
Nance Sampson

BAYFIELD COUNTY (WiGenWeb)
Originally LaPointe Co - Created 1845 from Ashland Co
Tina Vickery

BROWN COUNTY (WiGenWeb)
Organized 1818, Michigan Territory
Marc J. Pennau

BUFFALO COUNTY (WiGenWeb)
Created 1853 from Trempealeau Co
Todd A. Christenson

BURNETT COUNTY (WiGenWeb)
Created 1856 from Polk Co
Nance Sampson

CALUMET COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Debie

CHIPPEWA COUNTY
Created 1845 from Crawford Co
Debra McCann

CLARK COUNTY (ALHN)
Created 1853 from Crawford Co
Tanya Paschke & Janet Schwarze

COLUMBIA COUNTY
Created 1846 from Portage Co
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CRAWFORD COUNTY
Created 1818 (Territorial County)
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DANE COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
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DODGE COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Bob Schuster

DOOR COUNTY
Created 1851 from Brown Co
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DOUGLAS COUNTY
Created 1854 from unorganized territory
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DUNN COUNTY
Created 1854 from Chippewa Co
Sue Fanning

EAU CLAIRE COUNTY
Created 1856 from Chippewa Co
Sue Fanning

FLORENCE COUNTY
Created 1882 from Marinette and Oconto Co
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FOND DU LAC COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Bob Schuster

FOREST COUNTY
Created 1885 from Langlade and Oconto Co
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GRANT COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
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GREEN COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Lori Berg

GREEN LAKE COUNTY
Created 1858 from the Marquette District
Bob Schuster

IOWA COUNTY
Created 1829 (Territorial County)
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IRON COUNTY
Created 1893 from Ashland and Oneida Co
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JACKSON COUNTY
Created 1853 from LaCrosse Co
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JEFFERSON COUNTY
Created 1837 from Milwaukee Co
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JUNEAU COUNTY
Created 1856 from Adams Co
Marcia Ann Kuehl

KENOSHA COUNTY
Created 1850 from Racine Co
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KEWAUNEE COUNTY
Created 1852 from Manitowoc Co
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LaCROSSE COUNTY
Created 1851 from unorganized territory
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LaFAYETTE COUNTY
Created 1846 from Iowa Co
Marcia Ann Kuehl

LANGLADE COUNTY
Formerly New Co, created 1880 from Lincoln
and Oconto Co
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LINCOLN COUNTY
Created 1874 from Marathon Co
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MANITOWOC COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
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MARATHON COUNTY
Created 1850 from Portage Co
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MARINETTE COUNTY
Created 1879 from Oconto Co
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MARQUETTE COUNTY
Created 1836 from Marquette District
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MENOMINEE COUNTY
Created 1961 from the Menominee Indian Reservation
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MILWAUKEE COUNTY
Created 1834 (Territorial County)
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MONROE COUNTY
Created from LaCrosse Co
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OCONTO COUNTY
Created 1851 from Brown Co
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ONEIDA COUNTY
Created 1885 from Lincoln Co
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OUTAGAMIE COUNTY
Created 1851 from Brown Co
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OZAUKEE COUNTY
Created 1853 from Milwaukee Co
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PEPIN COUNTY
Created 1858 from Dunn Co
Sue Fanning

PIERCE COUNTY
Created 1853 from St Croix Co
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POLK COUNTY
Created 1853 from St Croix Co
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PORTAGE COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Marcia Ann Kuehl

PRICE COUNTY
Created 1879 from Chippewa and Lincoln Co
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RACINE COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Jan Cortez

RICHLAND COUNTY
Created 1842 from Iowa Co
Lori Berg

ROCK COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
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RUSK COUNTY
Formerly Gates Co changed 1905. Created 1901 from Chippewa Co
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ST CROIX COUNTY
Created 1840 (Territorial County)
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SAUK COUNTY
Created 1840 (Territorial County)
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SAWYER COUNTY
Created 1883 from Ashland and Chippewa Co
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SHAWANO COUNTY
Created 1853 from Oconto Co
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SHEBOYGAN COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Marcia Ann Kuehl

TAYLOR COUNTY
Created 1875 from Clark, Lincoln, Marathon and Chippewa Co
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TREMPEALEAU COUNTY
Created 1854 from Crawford and LaCrosse Co
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VERNON COUNTY
Created as "Bad Ax" 1851 from Richland and Crawford Co
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VILAS COUNTY
Created 1893 from Oneida Co
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WALWORTH COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Cathie Talarek

WASHBURN COUNTY
Created in 1883 from Burnett County
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WASHINGTON COUNTY
Created 1836 (Territorial County)
Bob Schuster

WAUKESHA COUNTY
Created 1846 from Milwaukee County
Jan Cortez

WAUPACA COUNTY
Created 1851 from Brown and Winnebago Co
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WAUSHARA COUNTY
Created 1851 from Marquette Co
Jan Cortez

WINNEBAGO COUNTY
Created 1838 (Territorial County)
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WOOD COUNTY
Created in 1856 from Portage County
Marcia Ann Kuehl

 

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