Chippewa County

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Chippewa

Chippewa County is named for the Ojibwe or Chippewa Native American people.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Barron County and Rusk County

E – Taylor County and Clark County

S – Eau Claire County

W – Dunn County and Barron County

 

Created:  February 3, 1845                    Map of Wisconsin highlighting Chippewa County

County Seat: 

Chippewa Falls  1845 – present

 

County Courthouse – Chippewa Falls

 

Location:  711 North Bridge Street / East Spruce Street

Built:  1951 – 1953

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Foeller, Schober, Berners, Safford & Jahn Architects of Green Bay

Contractor:  Hoeppner-Bartlett Company of Eau Claire

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story gray stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Chippewa Falls. The west front has entrance doors on the north and south. The windows are longer in size on the second story. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit. An addition was added in 1990 which preserved the existing structure.

 

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

 

History:  The county was created in 1845 and Chippewa Falls was selected as the county seat. The first court met in Chippewa Falls in 1854. The first courthouse was a wood frame structure. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1872 to 18755 at a cost of $37,500. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1951 to 1953.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Chippewa Falls

Photos taken 2007