Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Neillsville
Parent: Crawford County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
A County recently formed from Chippewa and many of the characteristics of that County. It is yet but thinly settled--most of the pine lands having been purchased by the lumberman, while most of the desirable portions for farming are still vacant. Nearly all the produce of the farms will find a ready market for years to come, to the lumbermen, without the labor and expense of transportation to a distant market. Labor, also, is in great demand, and commands the highest prices. 50,000,000 feet is probably a low estimate for the amount of lumber cut and to be sent to market this season.
The County is well watered by the Eau Clair (sic), Black and Yellow Rivers, and their innumerable branches. It is generally timbered along the water courses with the best quality of Pine; back from and between the streams with a mixed growth of maple, oak, butternut, birch, ash, &c. In the southwest portion are some small prairies, and on the heads of most of the small streams meadows made by beaver dams. The face of the country is slightly rolling, but less so than the prairies in the southern portion of the State, and by many the soil is considered equally productive.
The principal improvement made in the County is at Weston's Rapids, where a flouring mill has been built, and as this is on the new road opening from Stevens Point to Hudson, a permanent bridge has been built across the Black River, by the enterprising proprietor of the place.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
517 Court St.(location)
P. O. Box 384 (mailing)
Neillsville, WI 54456-0384
Telephone: (715) 743-5162
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