Wood County

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Wood County is named for Joseph Wood, who was a state legislator.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marathon County

E – Portage County

S – Adams County and Juneau County

W – Jackson County and Clark County


Created:  March 29, 1856                       Map of Wisconsin highlighting Wood County

County Seat: 

Wisconsin Rapids  1856 – present


County Courthouse – Wisconsin Rapids


Location:  400 Market Street / Baker Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:   Donn Hougen of Wisconsin Rapids

Contractor:  Thomsen-Abbott Construction of Marshfield


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray colored Indiana limestone and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wisconsin Rapids. The building is faced with light polished limestone. The windows form blocks of glass. The north and south extend out from the building and have stone stairs ascending to the lower level of the center section.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by William Waters in 1881. An addition was designed by William Waters and constructed in 1890.




County Courthouse – Wisconsin Rapids







Photos taken 2007