Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Richland Center
Parent: Iowa County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
This is strictly an agricultural County, lying on the north side of the Wisconsin River. It is well watered and well timbered, but not yet densely populated. The channels of immigration are up the Mississippi on the west, and up the Wisconsin on the east, and Richland has failed to receive the attention it deserves. There is yet much good land not occupied, and at no very distant day, it will command a good price. The face of the country is rolling, sometimes rising into high bluffs. The County is mostly timbered, with maple, walnut, oak and pine, interspersed with prairies. The water is soft, and abounds in fish. Lead and copper have been found in the southern part and marble on Bear Creek.
The Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road passes along the southern boundary of the County, and will be the means of developing its resources very rapidly, by facilitating the means of communication of travel and of immigration. Richland, at the mouth of Pine River on the Wisconsin, is the principal village. Richland Centre contains a flouring and grist mill, several stores, taverns &c., and is the County Seat.
Richland County is in the Mineral Point land district, except four towns in the north-west corner.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Richland Register of Deeds
181 W Seminary St., P.O. Box 337
Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-3011
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