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Green County, Wisconsin Genealogy and History

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Established: 1836
County Seat: Monroe
Parent: Territorial County

* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.

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From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855

GREEN.--Population 14,716 (1855)
pg. 73-75

Lying in the southern part of the State, and bordering on Illinois. The County is mostly prairie, with openings, a good agricultural country, whose resources are rapidly developing. Groves of timber are found in various portions; there being quite a heavy growth in the western part. There is but little Government land to be had. The following, from the Sentinel, published at Monroe, the County Seat, gives a fair account of the present situation of Green County:

"The resources and true value of Green County are just beginning to be developed. The water power on Sugar River is only beginning to be improved. At Dayton, and Attica in Brooklyn, there are good mills. Sugar River affords excellent mill privileges to that section of the country, and to such as are seeking a pleasant and healthy location, we have no hesitation in recommending the northern part of Green County. Improvements are being made there in farms, dwellings, mills, and school-houses; and more than all that, it is being settled with an intelligent, industrious and enterprising people, such as are sure, in due time, to make a country prosperous and wealthy. v "There have been large quantities of mineral raised in it, and there is undoubtedly much more to be obtained when a systematic mode of mining is introduced; but true wealth is in the rich soil, which, when properly cultivated, yields a large remuneration; and as a stock growing County, this is probably not excelled in the State."

Monroe is the County Seat, near the center of the County, and has a population of 2,120.

The Southern Wisconsin passes through the center of the County, and Mineral Point Rail Road through the south-west corner.

General Genealogy and History Links

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Vital Records

Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Births 1862
Deaths 1874
Marriages 1838

Green Register of Deeds
County Courthouse, 1016 16th Ave.
Monroe, WI 53566-1702
Telephone: (608) 328-9439

Cemetery and Obituary Links

Census Links

Censuses contain valuable information about families. This section contains links to transcribed censuses, census indexes or census images for the county.

Residents of the County

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Area History

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