Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Elkhorn
Parent: Territorial County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
WALWORTH,--Population 22,662 (1855)
Having good farming lands, was rapidly settled at an early day. The north part of the County is rolling, being openings, interspersed with small prairies and well watered, and dotted with numberless little lakes. The south-western part has more prairies, and they are of greater extent. The water-falls are numerous, but not sufficient to create any great power, but enough in all parts of the County, for mills. The soil is of an excellent quality, and well cultivated, and it is considered one of the richest Counties in the State. Elkhorn, the County Seat, is located in the geographical centre, and is a beautiful place. Whitewater, the only depot of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road in Walworth, is the largest place, and of some importance as a market for the surrounding country. Delavan and Geneva are good sized villages.
The Milwaukee and Mississippi--the Kenosha and Beloit--the Racine--the Wisconsin Central and the Rock River Valley Rail Roads all pass for a great or less distance through this Country. The Racine and Janesville Plank Road has its western terminus at Delavan.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Walworth Register of Deeds
100 W Walworth St., P.O. Box 995
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1769
Telephone: (262) 741-4233
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