Eau Claire County

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Eau Claire County is named for the French words meaning “clear water”.


Created:  October 6, 1856

County Seat: 

Eau Claire  1856 – present


County Courthouse – Eau Claire


Location:  721 Oxford Avenue / Lake Street

Built:  1951 – 1953

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Childs & Smith of Chicago, Illinois

Contractor:  L C Arnold Construction of Eau Claire.


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story stone, glass and concrete structure. The building forms the center of the complex. The building is faced with buff colored stone. The roof line is flat. An addition was added on the south side in 1973. A further addition was added on the north side in 1988 with architect Ayers Associates and contractor P C Maron Construction Inc. A further addition was added in 1993.



N – Chippewa County

E – Clark County

S – Jackson County, Trempealeau County and Buffalo County 

W – Pepin County and Dunn County











Photos taken 2007 and 2008