Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.


Created:  December 7, 1836

County Seat: 

West Bend  1836 – present


Old County Courthouse – West Bend


Location:  320 South 5th Street / Chestnut Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  H C Koh of Milwaukee

Contractor:  William Blaeser Jr.


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure.


County Courthouse – West Bend




Location:   432 East Washington Street / Indiana Avenue

Built:  1961 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ray R Gauger

Contractor:  Charles D Smith & Son


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The center section rises higher above the east and west wings and has vertical windows on the second story. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed in 1980.



N – Fond du Lac County and Sheboygan County

E – Ozaukee County

S – Waukesha County 

W – Dodge County

















Photos taken 2007