Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Black River Falls
Parent: LaCrosse County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
Jackson Country is watered by Black River and its tributaries, which afford abundance of water power. The southern part is mostly prairie-the northern abounds in pine, which is floated down Black River. The land is represented to be of the best quality, and the County is rapidly filling with settlers.
Iron ore is found in abundance, and the mines will soon be worked.
Black River Falls, the Country Seat, has an excellent water power. A large amount of lumber is manufactured yearly at this point, and mills and machine shops are under process of construction, together with rolling mills for the manufacture of iron.
Cataract, on Rathbun Creek, is a small village, has a saw and grist mill, and a Post Office is established there.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Jackson Register of Deeds:
307 Main Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615-1785
Telephone: (715) 284-0205
Censuses contain valuable information about families. This section contains links to transcribed censuses, census indexes or census images for the county.
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