Burnett County

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Burnett County is named for Thomas P Burnett, who was a Wisconsin legislator.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Douglas County

E – Washburn County

S – Barron County and Polk County

W – Chisago County, Minnesota and Pine County, Minnesota 


Created:  March 31, 1856                       Map of Wisconsin highlighting Burnett County

County Seat: 

Grantsburg  1856 -1985

Siren            1985 – present


County Courthouse – Siren


Location:  7410   County Road K / Highway 35

Built:  1983 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ozolins-D’Jock Architects of Eau Claire

Contractor:  Construction Analysis and Management, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota


Description:  The building faces south and is a two and threestory brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the north of Siren in Meenon. On the southeast side is a two story wing connected at the main entrance to a three story northwest wing. The building is faced with a dark red colored exterior inter-disbursed by light horizontal brick. The windows form a horizontal band across both wings. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit. The building is named as the Burnett County Government Center. The building was renovated in 2003. The architect was Ayres Associates of Eau Claire and the contractor was Huotari Construction of Medford.


See:  The 10th Judicial District includes Ashland CountyBarron County, Bayfield County, Chippewa County, Douglas CountyDunn County, Eau Claire CountyPolk County, Rusk County, Saint Croix County, Sawyer County and Washburn County


History:  The county was created in 1856 and Grantsburg was selected as the county seat in 1865. The first courthouse was built in Grantsburg in 1886 to 1888. In 1985 the county seat was moved to Sire. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1983 to 1985 at a cost of $3,600,000.




County Courthouse – Siren










Old Building – Grantsburg




Memory Lake – Grantsburg




Photosd taken 2006, 2007 and 2011