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Wisconsin County Map

Wisconsin consists of 72 counties. Some of the major counties in Wisconsin are Adams County, Barron County and Door County.

Wisconsin County Map

Wisconsin is the twenty-third largest and the twentieth most populated state of the US. The state is situated in the midwest, north-central, and the Great Lakes region. Wisconsin is also known as ‘America’s Dairyland,’ since the state is one of the leading dairy producers in the country. The other major sectors of the state are tourism and manufacturing.

Wisconsin Map

Wisconsin has a diverse geography with parts lying in the western area of the state and the lowlands spanning the shores of Lake Michigan. The state is surrounded by Illinois to the south, Minnesota to the west, Lake Michigan to the east, Iowa to the southwest, Lake Superior to the north, and Michigan to the northeast.

Wisconsin Counties

The state is segregated into 72 counties. Few notable counties of the region are Adams County, Door County, Milwaukee County, Dane County, and Barron County. The biggest county is the Marathon County, Pepin County is the smallest and Milwaukee County is the most populated one.

Dane County

Situated in the south-central area of Wisconsin, the Dane County offers a plethora of opportunities to its visitors like historical sites, museums, and state parks. Also, the capital of the state, Madison, is based in Dane County.

The county also hosts an annual Dane County Fair. Wisconsin State Capitol, Tyrol Basin, Camp Randall Stadium, Monona Terrace, Cave of the Mounds, Lake Monona, Henry Vilas Zoo, and National Mustard Museum are some of the other spectacular places of the Dane County.

Door County

Door County, an attractive motorcycling destination, is spread over an area of 2370 sq. miles out of which only 482 sq. miles is the land area and rest is all water. Door County has a long list of attractive places to boast of: 53 Lake Michigan Parks, 19 County Parks, 11 lighthouses, and Five State Parks. It is also a premier destination for kayaking in the midwest.

The Schoolhouse Beach on the Washington is one of the five beaches of the world, which are made up of smooth white limestone completely instead of sand. Peninsula State Park, American Folklore Theatre, Potawatomi Park, Sherwood Point Light, Alexander Noble House, and Horseshoe Island are other prominent places to visit in the county.

Milwaukee County

The Milwaukee County is the most populous county of Wisconsin. With the county seat being Milwaukee City, the county offers numerous visual delights to all its visitors. The Milwaukee Art Museum has more than 30,000 works of art encompassing folk and Haitian art, German Expressionist paintings and prints, and American decorative arts from antiquity to the present time. The museum annually serves more than 350,000 visitors.

One of the largest zoos of the nation is the Milwaukee County Zoo, which is spread over an area of 200 acres housing nearly 2,000 birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and amphibians in especial habitats. Other notable places in the Milwaukee County are Harley-Davidson Museum, Discovery World, Frontier Airlines Center, Marcus Amphitheater, North Point Lighthouse, Gesu Church, and Boerner Botanical Gardens.

Adams County

The Adams County in Wisconsin gets its name either from the second president of US, John Adams or the sixth president, his son, John Quincy Adams. Founded in the year 1848, it has a total land area of 689 sq. miles and the county seat is a village called Friendship.

The county has the fourth and the second largest inland lakes of Wisconsin, the Castle Rock and the Petenwell Lakes. Bothe these places are known for swimming, fishing, and boating activities. Wisconsin Dells, Van Kuren Trail, Quincy bluff, and ADare Go Carts are other prominent places of the county.

Marathon County

Marathon County is the biggest county of the state with the land area of 1576 sq. miles. Founded in the year 1807, Marathon is also the oldest county of Wisconsin. The county seat of Marathon is Wausau. Major attractions of the county are Rib Mountain State Park, Wausau School Forest, Athens Fair, Wisconsin Valley Fair, and Silver Creek Orchard.

Barron County

The Barron County, with the county seat as Barron City, is spread over an area of 890 sq. miles. Wildwood Resort, Northwood Shores, Crystal Lake Cheese Factory, Barron County Fair, and Pioneer Village Museum are some of its notable places.

Colleges and Universities

Wisconsin has almost eighty-five universities and colleges, which are recognized by the Carnegie Classification with the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison) being the biggest public post-secondary institution. Other prominent universities and colleges are Marquette University, Western Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Gateway Technical College, and Blackhawk Technical College.


List of Counties in Wisconsin

County Name Population (2016) Area (sq. mi.)
Adams County 20,069 647.74
Ashland County 15,714 1043.82
Barron County 45,412 862.84
Bayfield County 14,891 1476.25
Brown County 260,401 528.68
Buffalo County 13,099 684.47
Burnett County 15,213 821.52
Calumet County 49,553 319.84
Chippewa County 63,649 1010.43
Clark County 34,557 1215.64
Columbia County 56,927 773.79
Crawford County 16,321 572.69
Dane County 531,273 1201.89
Dodge County 88,068 882.28
Door County 27,587 482.72
Douglas County 43,509 1309.13
Dunn County 44,704 852.03
Eau Claire County 102,965 637.64
Florence County 4,456 488.03
Fond du Lac County 102,144 722.91
Forest County 9,064 1014.05
Grant County 52,214 1147.85
Green County 37,075 583.99
Green Lake County 18,719 354.28
Iowa County 23,654 762.67
Iron County 5,726 757.23
Jackson County 20,562 987.32
Jefferson County 84,625 557.01
Juneau County 26,274 767.61
Kenosha County 168,183 272.83
Kewaunee County 20,405 342.64
La Crosse County 118,122 452.74
Lafayette County 16,753 633.57
Langlade County 19,221 872.67
Lincoln County 27,902 883.3
Manitowoc County 79,536 591.53
Marathon County 135,603 1544.96
Marinette County 40,491 1401.76
Marquette County 15,067 455.49
Menominee County 4,533 357.96
Milwaukee County 951,448 241.56
Monroe County 45,623 900.77
Oconto County 37,430 997.97
Oneida County 35,601 1124.5
Outagamie County 184,526 640.34
Ozaukee County 88,314 231.95
Pepin County 7,307 232.28
Pierce County 41,238 576.49
Polk County 43,481 917.27
Portage County 70,447 806.31
Price County 13,517 1252.56
Racine County 195,140 333.1
Richland County 17,476 586.2
Rock County 161,620 720.47
Rusk County 14,127 913.13
St. Croix County 88,029 721.82
Sauk County 63,949 837.63
Sawyer County 16,369 1256.42
Shawano County 41,062 892.51
Sheboygan County 115,427 513.63
Taylor County 20,439 974.86
Trempealeau County 29,633 734.08
Vernon County 30,814 794.87
Vilas County 21,435 873.72
Walworth County 102,959 555.31
Washburn County 15,648 809.68
Washington County 134,296 430.82
Waukesha County 398,424 555.58
Waupaca County 51,533 751.09
Waushara County 24,162 626.03
Winnebago County 169,886 438.58
Wood County 73,107 792.78

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