Waushara County

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Waushara County is named for a Native American word meaning “good earth”, or “big fox”.


Created:  February 15, 1851

County Seat: 

Sacramento  1852 – 1854

Wautoma      1854 – present


County Courthouse – Wautoma


Location:  209 South St. Marie Street / West Elm Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  E A Stubenrauch

Contractor:  J P Cllen & Son.of Wautoma


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has four large ionic columns rising to wide cornice. The entrance door is in the centre of the Greek temple like portico. Within the portico, the second story windows are larger than the ground story windows. On the sides are small porticoes with columns. There is a stone balustrade around the roof line. On the east side of the building is the modern Law Enforcement Center.



N – Portage County and Waupaca County

E – Winnebago County

S – Green Lake County and Marquette County

W – Adams County








Photos taken 2007