Shawano County

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Shawano County is named for the Ojibwe Native American word meaning “southern”.


Created:  February 16, 1853

County Seat: 

Shawano 1853 – present


County Courthouse – Shawano


Location:  311 North Main Street / West 4th Street

Built:  1956 – 1958

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Foeller, Schober, Berners, Safford and Jahn of Green Bay

Contractor:  The Hoffman Company of Appleton


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story stone and concrete structure. The rectangular building is faced with a light colored polished stone. The north and south ends of the building are recessed and lower than the main building. In the center of the east front, the entrance has a square arch with recessed doorway. Along the first floor, the windows are square and on the second story, the vertical windows are long. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The courthouse also houses the court for the Menominee County.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Charles Wescott and constructed by J L Whitehouse in 1883.



N – Langlade CountyMenominee County and Oconto County

E – Oconto County and Brown County

S – Outagamie County and Waupaca County

W – Marathon County
















Photos taken 2007 and 2012