Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Wautoma
Parent: Marquette County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
WAUSHARA.--Population 5,541 (1855)
In its general features, is similar to Marquette, of which it formed a part till 1851. It is rapidly increasing in population, having abundance of water power, and the County generally being excellant (sic) land and well watered. It is but a few years since it was known as the "Indian Lands," now receiving a population which will soon develope (sic) its resources. It holds out strong inducements to the immigrant, in the excellent combination of wood, openings, water, &c.
Wautoma, on the head waters of White River is the County Seat. It has a good water power and machinery is driven by it, now employed in the manufacture of plows, chairs, &c.
Fox River passes through the south-east corner of the County, on which steamboats run to Berlin in Marquette, which lies nearly on the line of the two Counties, and is practically a market for Waushara also. The Milwaukee and Horicon Rail Road is now building to Berlin, and its charter continues it to Stevens Point, through the centre of the County.
There is abundance of good public land yet to be had. It is partly in the Menasha, but mostly in the Stevens Point land district.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Waushara Register of Deeds:
209 S. Saint Marie, P.O. Box 338
Wautoma, WI 54982
Telephone: (920) 787-0444
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