Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Balsam Lake
Parent: St. Croix County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
This County comprises the northern part of the old County of St. Croix, and embraces on area of territory of about 2,600 square miles. But a very small portion of the county has been settled, a large portion of good farming and timber lands being yet in possession of Government. The general characteristics of the southern part are about the same as the rest of the St. Croix Valley, there being however, more wood and pine lands than in Pierce or St. Croix Counties. There is not so much prairie, but the country is ore diversified having timber, prairie and openings all over the southern part.
The central portion of the County, for the space of about one hundred square miles is nearly covered with heavy timber, consisting mostly of maple, butternut, and oak, watered by countless numbers of small lakes, full of fish. The region affords ample scope for the lovers of angling, in the abundance of trout, and other fish.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Polk Register of Deeds
100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 160
Balsam Lake, WI 54810-9071
Telephone: (715) 485-9240
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