Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Waukesha
Parent: Milwaukee County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
WAUKESHA.--Population 24,012 (1855).
Lies next West of Milwaukee, and was originally a part of it. The face of the country is rolling, rising in the north-west part to high table land. East of Fox River is heavy timber, west, openings with a few small prairies. There is considerable marsh land, but no more than is needed for hay meadows. The marshes in this and most other portions of the State can generally be drained, and will eventually become rich meadows. The lands are nearly all good, and well cultivated. Summit, in the north-west part, contains some of the best farms in the State. It is well watered with streams and lakes, and has many good water powers.
Waukesha, near the centre, is the County Seat. It has a good water power, and is the location of Carroll College, under the charge of the Presbyterians. This institution has a fine stone building, is fully officered, and has a well qualified corpse of instructors. Its prospects are fair, and is intended by its friends, that it shall not be inferior to any college in the west.
Oconomowoc, on the Milwaukee and Watertown Rail Road, is a flourishing place, and does a large business.
The Milwaukee and Mississippi, and the Milwaukee and Watertown Rail Roads, both in operation, pass through the whole length of the County. There is also a charter for a Rail Road from Waukesha down the Fox River.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Waukesha County Register of Deeds
1320 Pewaukee Rd
Waukesha, WI 53188-3870
Telephone: (262) 548-7583
Court Records - Naturalization and Probate
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