Sauk County

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Sauk County is named for the Sauk Native American Nation.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Juneau County

E – Columbia County

S – Dane County and Iowa County

W – Richland County and Vernon County


Created:  January 11, 1840                    Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sauk County

County Seat: 

Baraboo  1840 – present


County Courthouse – Baraboo


Location:  515 Oak Street / 4th Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Alfred C Clas of Ferry & Clas of Milwaukee

Contractor:  T C McCarthy


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Baraboo. There is a small pediment over the first story entrance on the east side with a large window above on the second story. The roof line is flat. On the center of the roof is a tall white colored cupola with clock. In the interior, the center stairwell and corridors dividing rooms from east to west remain in original form. Paneled barrel vaults and plaster walls above the marble wainscoting have been repainted periodically; egg-and-dart molding and console-like capitals under the ceiling ribs and between panels have been regilded. Of special interest and significance in the interior is the former courtroom (now County Board Room) on the west side of the second story. The building was renovated in 1994 to 1997. The architect was Vierbicher Associates, Inc. and the contractor was.Meron Construction Contractors. 


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Sauk County Courthouse


County Courthouse Annex – Baraboo




Location:  515 Oak Street / 4th Street

Built:  1951 – 1963

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Durant and Bergquist of Dubuque, Iowa

Contractor:  Immel Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story concrete structure. The courtrooms are contained in the building. The building is connected on the east side to the courthouse in the center of Baraboo. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit.


See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Columbia CountyDane County, Green County Rock County.


History:  The county was created in 1840 and Prairie du Sac was selected as the first county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1846. The county seat was moved to Baraboo in 1848 and the second courthouse, a wood frame structure was built. In 1855 a brick third courthouse was constructed. The courthouse burned in 1904. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1905 to 1906.


County Administration Building – Baraboo




Location:  505 Broadway / 4th Street

Built:  1994 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Vierbicher Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  Market & Johnson Contractors


Description:  The building faces east and is is a four story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Badaboo. The roof line is flat. The building is called the “West Square Building”.




County Courthouse – Baraboo













County Courthouse Annex – Barboo










County Administration Building – Baraboo










Photos taken 2007 and 2010