Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Waupaca
Parent: Brown & Winnebago Counties
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
Is a new County, lying north of the Fox River, which, four or five years since, was almost entirely uninhabited. The land along the Fox is of superior quality. The whole County is said to be excellent, and the combination of water, timber and prairie in almost every part, render it attractive to the immigrant. In some parts the soil is inclined to be sandy, but productive. Some of the best pine is cut in Waupacca. Good government land is yet to be had in abundance.
Weyauwega, on the Waupacca River, a few miles above its mouth, has grown rapidly within the past year, and is very neatly and compactly built. Its business arises from its manufacture of lumber. It seems to have before it the prospect of a large growth, being situated on the west bend of the Wolf River, and commanding the trade of a large region of country. Gills Landing, two and a half miles below the village is the landing for boats.
Waupacca the County Seat, 11 miles above Weyauwega, on the Waupacca River, is quite a village, has its flouring and saw mills, mechanic shops, &c. Roads are opening in every direction, and but a few years will pass before a Rail Road will be passing through the County, and it will then take its place among the older brethren. Several other villages are springing up in various favorable locations.
The Wolf River, through this County, is navigated by steam boats, which run from Oshkosh to New London. A plank road is building from Appleton to the Wolf River.
The western range of towns is in the Stevens Point land district, the rest in the Green Bay.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Waupaca Register of Deeds:
109 South Main, P.O. Box 307
Waupaca, WI 54981-0307
Telephone: (715) 258-6250
Court Records - Probate and Naturalization
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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