List of Counties in Wisconsin - List of Counties

List of Counties

County
FIPS code
County seat
Established
Formed from
Etymology
Population
Area
Map


Adams County 001 Friendship 1848 Portage County John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), President of the United States 1825-1829 700420875000000000020,875 7002648000000000000648 sq mi
(70031678000000000001,678 km2)


Ashland County 003 Ashland 1860 unorganized territory Ashland, Henry Clay's estate in Kentucky 700416157000000000016,157 70031044000000000001,044 sq mi
(70032704000000000002,704 km2)


Barron County 005 Barron 1859 Dallas and Polk Counties Henry D. Barron, state senator and circuit court judge. 700445870000000000045,870 7002863000000000000863 sq mi
(70032235000000000002,235 km2)


Bayfield County 007 Washburn 1845 Ashland County Henry Bayfield, Royal naval officer and first to survey the Great Lakes area 700415014000000000015,014 70031476000000000001,476 sq mi
(70033823000000000003,823 km2)


Brown County 009 Green Bay 1818 unorganized territory Major General Jacob Brown (1775-1828), a commanding general of the United States Army during the War of 1812 7005248007000000000248,007 7002529000000000000529 sq mi
(70031370000000000001,370 km2)


Buffalo County 011 Alma 1853 Trempealeau County The Buffalo River, which flows through the county. 700413587000000000013,587 7002684000000000000684 sq mi
(70031772000000000001,772 km2)


Burnett County 013 Siren 1856 Polk County Thomas P. Burnett, state legislator 700415457000000000015,457 7002822000000000000822 sq mi
(70032129000000000002,129 km2)


Calumet County 015 Chilton 1836 unorganized territory The French word for a Menominee peace pipe. 700448971000000000048,971 7002320000000000000320 sq mi
(7002829000000000000829 km2)


Chippewa County 017 Chippewa Falls 1845 Crawford County The Ojibwe nation of Native Americans (historically referred to as Chippewa) 700462415000000000062,415 70031010000000000001,010 sq mi
(70032616000000000002,616 km2)


Clark County 019 Neillsville 1853 Crawford County George Rogers Clark (1752-1812), Revolutionary War general 700434690000000000034,690 70031216000000000001,216 sq mi
(70033149000000000003,149 km2)


Columbia County 021 Portage 1846 Portage County Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), navigator and explorer 700456833000000000056,833 7002774000000000000774 sq mi
(70032005000000000002,005 km2)


Crawford County 023 Prairie du Chien 1818 unorganized territory William Harris Crawford (1772-1834), United States Senator from Georgia 1807-1813 and Secretary of the Treasury 1816-1825 700416644000000000016,644 7002573000000000000573 sq mi
(70031484000000000001,484 km2)


Dane County 025 Madison 1836 unorganized territory Nathan Dane (1752-1835), delegate to the First Continental Congress 1785-1788 7005488073000000000488,073 70031202000000000001,202 sq mi
(70033113000000000003,113 km2)


Dodge County 027 Juneau 1836 unorganized territory Henry Dodge (1782-1867), Territorial Governor of Wisconsin 1848-1857 700488759000000000088,759 7002882000000000000882 sq mi
(70032284000000000002,284 km2)


Door County 029 Sturgeon Bay 1851 Brown County A dangerous water passage near Door Peninsula known as porte des morts, or "door of the dead" in French 700427785000000000027,785 7002483000000000000483 sq mi
(70031251000000000001,251 km2)


Douglas County 031 Superior 1854 unorganized territory Stephen Douglas (1813-1861), United States Senator 1847-1861 700444159000000000044,159 70031309000000000001,309 sq mi
(70033390000000000003,390 km2)


Dunn County 033 Menomonie 1854 Chippewa County Charles Dunn, state senator and chief justice of Wisconsin Territory 700443857000000000043,857 7002852000000000000852 sq mi
(70032207000000000002,207 km2)


Eau Claire County 035 Eau Claire 1856 Chippewa County City of Eau Claire, itself French for "clear water" 700498736000000000098,736 7002638000000000000638 sq mi
(70031652000000000001,652 km2)


Florence County 037 Florence (CDP) 1882 Marinette and Oconto Counties Florence Julst, the first white woman to settle in the area 70034423000000000004,423 7002488000000000000488 sq mi
(70031264000000000001,264 km2)


Fond du Lac County 039 Fond du Lac 1836 unorganized territory French for "foot of the lake" 7005101633000000000101,633 7002723000000000000723 sq mi
(70031873000000000001,873 km2)


Forest County 041 Crandon 1885 Langlade and Oconto Counties Forest which covered the area when it was settled 70039304000000000009,304 70031014000000000001,014 sq mi
(70032626000000000002,626 km2)


Grant County 043 Lancaster 1836 unorganized territory Probably a trader named Grant, who made contact with area natives in 1810, but about whom little else is known 700451208000000000051,208 70031148000000000001,148 sq mi
(70032973000000000002,973 km2)


Green County 045 Monroe 1836 unorganized territory Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), quartermaster general during the American Revolutionary War 700436842000000000036,842 7002584000000000000584 sq mi
(70031513000000000001,513 km2)


Green Lake County 047 Green Lake 1858 Marquette District Green Lake, located within the county 700419051000000000019,051 7002354000000000000354 sq mi
(7002917000000000000917 km2)


Iowa County 049 Dodgeville 1829 unorganized territory Iowa tribe of Native Americans 700423687000000000023,687 7002763000000000000763 sq mi
(70031976000000000001,976 km2)


Iron County 051 Hurley 1893 Ashland and Oneida Counties Local iron deposits 70035916000000000005,916 7002757000000000000757 sq mi
(70031961000000000001,961 km2)


Jackson County 053 Black River Falls 1853 La Crosse County Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), President of the United States 1829–1837 700420449000000000020,449 7002987000000000000987 sq mi
(70032556000000000002,556 km2)


Jefferson County 055 Jefferson 1836 Milwaukee County Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), President of the United States (1801-1809) 700483686000000000083,686 7002557000000000000557 sq mi
(70031443000000000001,443 km2)


Juneau County 057 Mauston 1856 Adams County Solomon Juneau (1793-1856), founder of what would become Milwaukee 700426664000000000026,664 7002768000000000000768 sq mi
(70031989000000000001,989 km2)


Kenosha County 059 Kenosha 1850 Racine County A Native American word meaning "place of the pike" 7005166426000000000166,426 7002273000000000000273 sq mi
(7002707000000000000707 km2)


Kewaunee County 061 Kewaunee 1852 Manitowoc County Either a Potawatomi word meaning "river of the lost" or an Ojibwe word meaning "prairie hen", "wild duck" or "to go around" 700420574000000000020,574 7002343000000000000343 sq mi
(7002888000000000000888 km2)


La Crosse County 063 La Crosse 1851 unorganized territory The Native American game of lacrosse 7005114638000000000114,638 7002453000000000000453 sq mi
(70031173000000000001,173 km2)


Lafayette County 065 Darlington 1846 Iowa County Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834), a French general in the American Revolutionary War 700416836000000000016,836 7002634000000000000634 sq mi
(70031642000000000001,642 km2)


Langlade County 067 Antigo 1879 unorganized territory Charles de Langlade (1729 – c.1800), American Revolutionary War veteran and United States Indian Agent in Green Bay 700419977000000000019,977 7002873000000000000873 sq mi
(70032261000000000002,261 km2)


Lincoln County 069 Merrill 1874 Marathon County Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), President of the United States 1861-1865 700428743000000000028,743 7002883000000000000883 sq mi
(70032287000000000002,287 km2)


Manitowoc County 071 Manitowoc 1836 unorganized territory Munedoo-owk, a Ojibwe word meaning "the place of the good spirit" 700481442000000000081,442 7002592000000000000592 sq mi
(70031533000000000001,533 km2)


Marathon County 073 Wausau 1850 Portage County Marathon, Greece 7005134063000000000134,063 70031545000000000001,545 sq mi
(70034002000000000004,002 km2)


Marinette County 075 Marinette 1879 Oconto County Marie Antoinette Chevalier, Native American wife of early an fur trapper 700441749000000000041,749 70031402000000000001,402 sq mi
(70033631000000000003,631 km2)


Marquette County 077 Montello 1836 Marquette District Father Pere Jacques Marquette, missionary and explorer 700415404000000000015,404 7002456000000000000456 sq mi
(70031181000000000001,181 km2)


Menominee County 078 Keshena 1961 Menominee Indian Reservation,Shawano, and Oconto Counties Menominee nation of Native Americans 70034232000000000004,232 7002358000000000000358 sq mi
(7002927000000000000927 km2)


Milwaukee County 079 Milwaukee 1835 unorganized territory Mahnawaukee-Seepe, a Native American word meaning "gathering place by the river" 7005947735000000000947,735 7002242000000000000242 sq mi
(7002627000000000000627 km2)


Monroe County 081 Sparta 1854 La Crosse County James Monroe (1758-1831), President of the United States 1817-1825 700444673000000000044,673 7002901000000000000901 sq mi
(70032334000000000002,334 km2)


Oconto County 083 Oconto 1851 unorganized territory A Native American settlement and the Oconto River, whose name means "plentiful with fish" 700437660000000000037,660 7002998000000000000998 sq mi
(70032585000000000002,585 km2)


Oneida County 085 Rhinelander 1885 Lincoln County Oneida nation of Native Americans 700435998000000000035,998 70031125000000000001,125 sq mi
(70032914000000000002,914 km2)


Outagamie County 087 Appleton 1851 Brown County Outagamie nation of Native Americans 7005176695000000000176,695 7002640000000000000640 sq mi
(70031658000000000001,658 km2)


Ozaukee County 089 Port Washington 1853 Milwaukee County The Ojibwe word for the Sauk nation 700486395000000000086,395 7002232000000000000232 sq mi
(7002601000000000000601 km2)


Pepin County 091 Durand 1858 Dunn County Pierre and Jean Pepin du Chardonnets, explorers 70037469000000000007,469 7002232000000000000232 sq mi
(7002601000000000000601 km2)


Pierce County 093 Ellsworth 1853 Saint Croix County Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), President of the United States 1853-1857 700441019000000000041,019 7002576000000000000576 sq mi
(70031492000000000001,492 km2)


Polk County 095 Balsam Lake 1853 Saint Croix County James Polk, President of the United States 700444205000000000044,205 7002917000000000000917 sq mi
(70032375000000000002,375 km2)


Portage County 097 Stevens Point 1836 unorganized territory Passage between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers 700470019000000000070,019 7002806000000000000806 sq mi
(70032088000000000002,088 km2)


Price County 099 Phillips 1879 Chippewa and Lincoln Counties William T. Price, president of the Wisconsin Senate 700414159000000000014,159 70031253000000000001,253 sq mi
(70033245000000000003,245 km2)


Racine County 101 Racine 1836 unorganized territory Racine, the French word for "root", after the Root River, which flows through the county 7005195408000000000195,408 7002333000000000000333 sq mi
(7002862000000000000862 km2)


Richland County 103 Richland Center 1842 Iowa County The rich soil of the area 700418021000000000018,021 7002586000000000000586 sq mi
(70031518000000000001,518 km2)


Rock County 105 Janesville 1836 unorganized territory Rock River, which flows through the county 7005160331000000000160,331 7002720000000000000720 sq mi
(70031865000000000001,865 km2)


Rusk County 107 Ladysmith 1901 Chippewa County Jeremiah McLain Rusk (1830-1893), Governor of Wisconsin 1882-1889 700414755000000000014,755 7002913000000000000913 sq mi
(70032365000000000002,365 km2)


Sauk County 111 Baraboo 1840 unorganized territory Sauk nation of Native Americans 700461976000000000061,976 7002838000000000000838 sq mi
(70032170000000000002,170 km2)


Sawyer County 113 Hayward 1883 Oconto County Philetus Sawyer (1816-1900), United States Representative (1865-1875) and Senator (1881-1893) from Wisconsin 700416557000000000016,557 70031256000000000001,256 sq mi
(70033253000000000003,253 km2)


Shawano County 115 Shawano 1853 Oconto County A Ojibwe word meaning "southern" 700441949000000000041,949 7002893000000000000893 sq mi
(70032313000000000002,313 km2)


Sheboygan County 117 Sheboygan 1836 unorganized territory Shawb-wa-way-kun, a Native American word meaning "great noise underground" 7005115507000000000115,507 7002514000000000000514 sq mi
(70031331000000000001,331 km2)


St. Croix County 109 Hudson 1840 unorganized territory An early French explorer named St. Croix, about whom little is known 700484345000000000084,345 7002722000000000000722 sq mi
(70031870000000000001,870 km2)


Taylor County 119 Medford 1875 Clark, Lincoln, Marathon and Chippewa Counties William Robert Taylor (1820-1909), Governor of Wisconsin 1874-1876 700420689000000000020,689 7002975000000000000975 sq mi
(70032525000000000002,525 km2)


Trempealeau County 121 Whitehall 1854 Crawford and La Crosse Counties Trempealeau Mountain (from the French for "mountain with its foot in the water"), a bluff located in a bend of the Trempealeau River, which flows through the county 700428816000000000028,816 7002734000000000000734 sq mi
(70031901000000000001,901 km2)


Vernon County 123 Viroqua 1851 Richland and Crawford Counties Mount Vernon, home of George Washington 700429773000000000029,773 7002795000000000000795 sq mi
(70032059000000000002,059 km2)


Vilas County 125 Eagle River 1893 Oneida County William Vilas (1840-1908), officer in the Civil War, United States Postmaster General (1885-1888), United States Secretary of the Interior (1888-1889), and Senator from Wisconsin (1891-1897) 700421430000000000021,430 7002874000000000000874 sq mi
(70032264000000000002,264 km2)


Walworth County 127 Elkhorn 1836 unorganized territory Reuben Hyde Walworth (1788-1867), jurist from New York 7005102228000000000102,228 7002555000000000000555 sq mi
(70031437000000000001,437 km2)


Washburn County 129 Shell Lake 1883 Burnett County Cadwallader Washburn (1818-1882), Governor of Wisconsin 1872–1874 and Representative from Wisconsin 1867–1871 700415911000000000015,911 7002810000000000000810 sq mi
(70032098000000000002,098 km2)


Washington County 131 West Bend 1836 unorganized territory George Washington (1732-1799), American Revolutionary War leader (1775–1783), and first President of the United States (1789–1797) 7005131887000000000131,887 7002431000000000000431 sq mi
(70031116000000000001,116 km2)


Waukesha County 133 Waukesha 1846 Milwaukee County Waugooshance, a Pottawatomi word meaning "little foxes" 7005389891000000000389,891 7002556000000000000556 sq mi
(70031440000000000001,440 km2)


Waupaca County 135 Waupaca 1851 Brown and Winnebago Counties wau-pa-ka-ho-nak, a Menominee word meaning "white sand bottom" or "brave young hero" 700452410000000000052,410 7002751000000000000751 sq mi
(70031945000000000001,945 km2)


Waushara County 137 Wautoma 1851 Marquette County A Native American word meaning "good earth" 700424496000000000024,496 7002626000000000000626 sq mi
(70031621000000000001,621 km2)


Winnebago County 139 Oshkosh 1840 unorganized territory Winnebago nation of Native Americans 7005166994000000000166,994 7002439000000000000439 sq mi
(70031137000000000001,137 km2)


Wood County 141 Wisconsin Rapids 1856 Portage County Joseph Wood (1809-1890), state legislator (1856-1858) 700474749000000000074,749 7002793000000000000793 sq mi
(70032054000000000002,054 km2)

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