Sawyer County

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Sawyer County is named for Philetus Sawyer, who was a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1881 to 1893.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bayfield County and Ashland County 

E – Ashland County and Price County

S – Rusk County

W – Washburn County

 

Created:   March 10, 1883                      Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sawyer County

County Seat: 

Hayward  1883 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hayward

 

Location:  10610 Main Street / West 5th Street

Built:  1961 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Larson-Playter-Smith of Eau Claire

Contractor:  Kramschuster Incorporated

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hayward. The southwest front has a pitched roof over the glassed entrance with red colored wood finish. To the west the section has stone facing and on the east is dark red colored siding. The southeast wing is two stories and descends down the low hill. Wings were added in 1992 and 1998.

 

History:  The county was created in 1883 and Hayward designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story structure constructed by N B Rundle in 1884. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1961 to 1962.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Hayward

 

 

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Picture 1884 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2007 and 2010