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Kenosha County, created in 1850 from Racine County, is named for an Indian word for "place of the pike." Located in southeast Wisconsin, the county seat is Kenosha.

Land Area 272.83 sq miles
Water Area 481.48 sq miles
Elevation 610 ft at Kenosha
Number of Lakes 33
Area in Lakes 3,674 acres (5.74 sq miles)
Rivers Des Plaines, Fox, Pike, Root
Major Watershed Lake Michigan (East), Fox (West)
Geographical Province Eastern Ridges and Lowlands
Natural Vegetation Mostly oak savanna, with a strip of sedge meadow through the center from north to south. Northeast: small area of sugar maple, basswood, and elm. East: prairie bluegrass and composites.
Population  
1930:
1970:
1980:
1990:
2000:
63,277
117,917
123,137
128,181
149,577
 
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West:
Racine County
Lake Michigan
Illinois
Walworth County, Racine County

Kenosha County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.kenosha.wi.us
County Administrator County Executive
1010 56th St
Kenosha, WI 53140-3738
Board of Supervisors County Board
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
1010 56th St
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-653-2552
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Courts Phone: 262-653-2664
County Sheriff Sheriff
1000 55th St
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-605-5101
Health Department Health Department
8600 Sheridan Road, Suite 600
Kenosha, WI 53143-6515
Phone: 262-605-6700
County Parks Park Division, DPW
PO Box 549
Bristol, WI 53104
Phone: 262-653-1869
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
1010 56th St
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-653-2444
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Kenosha County
19600 75th St
Bristol, WI 53104
Phone: 262-857-1945
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce
600 52nd Street, Suite 130
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-654-1234
  Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
812 56th St
Kenosha, WI 53140-3735
Phone: 262-654-7307
  Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Assn. Inc.
PO Box 64
Twin Lakes, WI 53181-0064
Phone: 262-877-2220

Historical and Genealogical Societies Kenosha County Genealogical Society
4902 52nd St
Kenosha, WI 53142
  Kenosha County Historical Society
Kenosha History Center
220 51st Place
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-654-5770
  Western Kenosha Historical Society
PO Box 232
Trevor, WI 53179-0232
Phone: 262-857-7345
  WIGenWebProject, Kenosha County

Kenosha County - Kenosha County Library System www.kcls.lib.wi.us
Community Library - Salem
24615 89th Street
Salem 53168
262-843-3348

Community Library - Silver Lake
319 E. Lake Street
Silver Lake 53170
262-889-4606
Community Library - Twin Lakes
110 S. Lake Avenue
Twin Lakes 53181
262-877-4281

Kenosha Public Library - Northside
1500 27th Avenue
Kenosha 53140
262-564-6100
Kenosha Public Library - Simmons
711 59th Place
Kenosha 53140
262-564-6100

Kenosha Public Library - Southwest
7979 38th Avenue
Kenosha 53142
262-564-6100
Kenosha Public Library - Uptown
2419 63rd Street
Kenosha 53143
262-564-6100
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