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Crawford County, created 1818 as a territorial county, is named after William Harrison Crawford, a Georgia senator and the secretary of the treasury under President Monroe. Located in southwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Prairie du Chien.

Land Area 572.69 sq miles Click for Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 26.53 sq miles
Elevation 632 ft at Prairie du Chien
Number of Lakes 77
Area in Lakes 6,243 acres (9.75 sq miles)
Rivers Mississippi, Wisconsin, Kickapoo
Major Watershed Mississippi River (Northeast), Wisconsin River (Southeast)
Geographical Province Western Upland
Natural Vegetation Along Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers: willows, soft maple, and ash. Central: bur oak, white oak, and bluestem. Between river vegetation and central vegetation: sugar maple, basswood, and elm. East: sugar maple, basswood, and elm. North: small areas of bluestem and composites.
Population  
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2000:
16,781
15,252
16,556
15,940
17,243
 
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Vernon County
Richland County
Grant County
Mississippi River (Allamakee County Iowa)

Crawford County Government and Local Information Resources
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
225 N Beaumont Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: 608-326-0200
County Parks Crawford County Highway Department
21515 State Hwy 27
PO Box 39
Seneca, WI 54654
Phone: 608-734-9500
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
225 N Beaumont Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: 608-326-0219
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Crawford County
225 N Beaumont Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: 608-326-0223

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Crawford County Tourism
PO Box 72
315 E Cedar St
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: 866-452-7967
  Ferryville Tourism Council
PO Box 236
Ferryville, WI 54628
Phone: 608-734-9077
  Gays Mills Tourist Information
16381 State Hwy 131, Ste 1
Gays Mills, WI 54631
Phone: 608-735-4341
  Hidden Valleys Tourism
PO Box 29
Richland Center, WI 53581
Toll Free: 800-592-6968
  Kickapoo Valley Association, Inc.
S6905 State Highway 131
Viola, WI 54664
Phone: 608-629-5911
  Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 326
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-0326
Phone: 608-326-8555
  Soldiers Grove Community Development Corp.
102 Passive Sun Drive
Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
Phone: 608-624-3264

Historical and Genealogical Societies Crawford County Historical Society
RFD 1, Box 17
Ferryville, WI 54628-9789
Phone: 608-734-3192
  The Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical and Historical Research Center
60401 Wachuta Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
E-mail
  Prairie du Chien Historical Society
202 S Wacouta Ave
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: 608-326-6321
  WIGenWebProject, Crawford County

Crawford County - Southwest Wisconsin Library System www.swls.org
Gay Mills Public Library
16381 State Hwy 131, Ste 2
Gay Mills 54631
608-735-4331
Prairie du Chien/Wachute Memorial Library
125 South Wacouta
Prairie du Chien 53821
608-326-6211
Soldiers Grove Public Library
PO Box 6
102 Passive Sun Drive
Soldiers Grove 54655
608-624-5815
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