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The following is a list of the counties that have existed in Wisconsin from the time it gained territorial status (20 April 1836) up to the present. It excludes those counties that were created in the area that became Iowa Territory on 4 July 1838.

Before becoming a territory the area that now makes up Wisconsin belonged to the following jurisdictions:

  • Northwest Territory - 13 July 1787 to 7 May 1800
  • Indiana Territory - 7 May 1800 to 1 March 1809
  • Illinois Territory - 1 March 1809 to 18 April 1818
  • Michigan Territory - 18 April 1818 to 20 April 1836

For a detailed look at the formation and boundary changes of Wisconsin Counties between 1818 and 1909 see:


Name of County Date Formed Boundary
Changes
Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Adams 1848 Mar 11 Details Portage Juneau 1856
Ashland 1860 Mar 27 Details La Pointe (now Bayfield)
Iron 1893, Sawyer 1883
Bad Ax 1851 Mar 01 Details Crawford renamed Vernon 1862
Barron 1869 Mar 04 Details renamed from Dallas
none
Bayfield 1866 Apr 12 Details renamed from La Pointe none
Brown 1818 Oct 26 Details Michigan Territory
Door 1851, Outagamie 1851
Buffalo 1853 Jul 06 Details Trempealeau none
Burnett
1856 Mar 31 Details Polk Washburn 1883
Calumet 1836 Dec 07 Details Brown charter repealed 1840, restablished 1842
Chippewa 1853 Feb 03 Details Crawford Dunn 1854, Eau Claire 1856, Price 1879, Rusk 1901, Sawyer 1883, Taylor 1875
Clark 1853 Jul 06 Details Jackson Taylor 1875
Columbia 1846 Feb 03 Details Portage none
Crawford 1818 Oct 26 Details Michigan Territory
Chippewa 1845, Clark 1853, Bax Ax 1851, Trempealeau 1854
Dallas 1859 Mar 19 Details Polk renamed Barron 1869
Dane 1836 Dec 07 Details Crawford, Iowa, Milwaukee none
Dodge 1836 Dec 07 Details Brown, Milwaukee none
Door 1851 Feb 11 Details Brown none
Douglas 1854 Feb 09 Details La Pointe none
Dunn 1854 Feb 03 Details Chippewa Pepin 1858
Eau Claire 1856 Oct 06 Details Chippewa none
Florence 1882 Mar 18 Details Marinette, Oconto none
Fond du Lac 1836 Dec 07 Details Brown none
Forest 1885 Apr 11 Details Langlade none
Gates 1901 May 15 Details Chippewa renamed Rusk 1905
Grant 1836 Dec 08 Details Iowa none
Green 1836 Dec 08 Details Iowa none
Green Lake 1858 Mar 05 Details Marquette none
Iowa 1829 Oct 09 Details Crawford Lafayette 1846, Richland 1842
Iron 1893 Mar 01 Details Ashland none
Jackson 1853 Feb 11 Details La Crosse none
Jefferson 1836 Dec 07 Details Milwaukee none
Juneau 1856 Oct 13 Details Adams none
Kenosha 1850 Jan 30 Details Racine none
Kewaunee 1852 Apr 16 Details Door none
La Crosse 1851 Mar 01 Details Crawford Jackson 1853, Monroe 1854, Trempealeau 1854
La Pointe 1845 Feb 19 Details Saint Croix renamed Bayfield 1866
Lafayette 1846 Jan 31 Details Iowa none
Langlade 1880 Feb 19 Details renamed from New
Forest 1885
Lincoln 1874 Mar 04 Details Marathon New 1879, Oneida 1885, Price 1879, Taylor 1875
Manitowoc 1836 Dec 07 Details Brown Kenaunee 1852
Marathon 1850 Feb 09 Details Portage Lincoln 1874, Taylor 1875
Marinette 1879 Feb 27 Details Oconto Florence 1882
Marquette 1836 Dec 07 Details Brown Green Lake 1858, Waushara 1851
Menominee 1959 Jul 03 Details Menominee Indian Reservation
Reservation terminated 1961, restored 1973, co-existence.
Milwaukee 1834 Sep 06 Details Michigan Territory
Jefferson 1836, Ozaukee 1853, Waukesha 1846
Monroe 1854 Mar 21 Details La Crosse none
New 1879 Feb 27 Details Oconto renamed Langlade 1880
Oconto 1851 Feb 06 Details Brown New 1879, Marinette 1879, Shawano 1853
Oneida 1885 Apr 11 Details Lincoln Iron 1893, Vilas 1893
Outagamie 1851 Feb 17 Details Brown, Winnebago none
Ozaukee 1853 ar 7 Details Washington none
Pepin 1858 Feb 25 Details Dunn none
Pierce 1853 Mar 14 Details Saint Croix none
Polk 1853 Mar 14 Details Saint Croix Dallas 1859, Burnett 1856
Portage 1836 Dec 07 Details Brown, Crawford, Iowa, Milwaukee Adams 1848, Columbia 1846, Wood 1856, Marathon 1850
Price 1879 Feb 26 Details Chippewa, Lincoln none
Racine 1836 Dec 07 Details Milwaukee Kenosha 1850
Richland 1842 Feb 18 Details Iowa Bad Ax 1851
Rock 1836 Dec 07 Details Milwaukee none
Rusk 1905 Jun 19 Details renamed from Gates none
St. Croix 1840 Jan 09 CROIX Details Crawford Pierce 1853, Polk 1853
Sauk 1840 Jan 11 Details Crawford, Dane, Portage none
Sawyer 1883 Mar 10 Details Ashland, Chippewa none
Shawano 1853 Feb 16 Details Oconto none
Sheboygan 1836 Dec 07 Details Brown none
Taylor 1875 Mar 04 Details Chippewa, Clark, Lincoln, Marathon none
Trempealeau 1854 Jan 27 Details Buffalo, Chippewa, Jackson, La Crosse none
Vernon 1862 Mar 22 Details renamed from Bad Ax none
Vilas 1893 Apr 12 Details Oneida none
Walworth 1836 Dec 07 Details Milwaukee none
Washburn 1883 Mar 27 Details Burnett none
Washington 1836 Dec 07 Details Brown, Milwaukee none
Waukesha 1846 Jan 31 Details Milwaukee none
Waupaca 1851 Feb 17 Details Brown, Winnebago none
Waushara 1851 Feb 15 Details Marquette none
Winnebago 1840 an 6 Details Brown none
Wood 1856 Mar 29 Details Portage none

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