Marinette County

US States / V-Z / Wisconsin / Marinette County

Marinette County is named for Marinette, who was a 19th century Menominee woman trader and who was the daughter of a French Canadian trapper.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Florence County and Dickinson County, Michigan

E – Menominee County, Michigan 

S – Door County and Oconto County

W – Oconto County and Forest County


Created:  February 27, 1879                  Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marinette County

County Seat: 

Marinette  1879 – present


County Courthouse – Marinette


Location:  1926 Hall Avenue/ Court Street

Built:  1941 – 1942

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Max Hanisch

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a five story yellow colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Marinette. The south entrance has a high rectangular projection with the entrance recessed and recessed windows on the second and third stories. The fourth story is recessed with a small fifth story further recessed in the center of the building. An annex was added on the east side in 1992 and completed in 1993. The architect was Sommerville & Associates and the contractor was Alfredson Brothers of Menominee, Michigan. On the north side is the Old County Jail.


See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Brown CountyDoor County, Kewaunee County, Oconto County, Outagamie County and Waupaca County.


History:  The county was created in 1879 and Marinette was selected as the county seat in 1879. The county first met at the office of J A Van Cleve, The first courthouse was a two story brick structure designed and built by George Clark in 1879 to 1880 at a cost of $26,000. Charles Patude had the contract for the basement and Calix Merchant had the contract for furnishings. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1941 to 1942.




County Courthouse – Marinette



















Photos taken 2007 and 2008