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Lafayette County, Wisconsin

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Lafayette County, created in 1846 from Iowa County, is named after Marie Joseph Paul Yver Rock Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, a French nobleman and general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Located in southwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Darlington.

Land Area 633.57 sq miles
Water Area 1.00 sq miles
Elevation 817 ft at Darlington. 1,445 ft at Platte Mound.
Number of Lakes 8
Area in Lakes 565 acres (.88 sq miles)
Rivers Galena (Fever), Pecatonica, Yellowstone
Major Watershed Mississippi River
Geographical Province Western Upland
Natural Vegetation Mostly oak savanna. South-central and east-central: prairie bluegrass and composites. North-central and southeast: small area of white, black, and red oak.
Population  
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2000:
18,649
17,456
17,412
16,074
16,137
 
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Iowa County
Green County
Illinois
Grant County

Lafayette County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.lafayette.wi.gov
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
PO Box 40
Darlington, WI 53530
Phone: 608-776-4850
County Parks Blackhawk Memorial Park
2995 County Y
Woodford, WI 53599
Phone: 608-465-3472
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
676 Main St
Darlington, WI 53530
Phone: 608-776-4838
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Lafayette County Phone: 608-776-4820
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Argyle Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 324
Argyle, WI 53504-0324
Phone: 608-543-3233
  Belmont Tourism Commission
222 S Mound Ave
Belmont, WI 53510
Phone: 608-762-5142
  Benton Business Incubator
244 Ridge Ave
Benton, WI 53803
Phone: 608-759-2242
  Benton Community Development Corporation
244 Ridge Ave
Benton, WI 53803
Phone: 608-759-3271
  Blanchardville Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 52
Blanchardville, WI 53516-0052
Phone: 608-523-2274
  Darlington Chamber of Commerce
439 Main St
Darlington, WI 53530
Phone: 608-776-3067
  Hidden Valleys Tourism
PO Box 29
Richland Center, WI 53581
Toll Free: 800-592-6968
  Lafayette Development Corporation
PO Box 133
627 Washington St
Darlington, WI 53530
Phone: 608-776-8080
  Shullsburg Community Development Corp
PO Box 3
Shullsburg, WI 53586
Phone: 608-965-4579

Historical and Genealogical Societies Badger Historical Society
PO Box 186
Shullsburg, WI 53586
Phone: 608-965-3474
  Lafayette County Genealogical Society
PO Box 183
Darlington, WI 53530
Phone: 608-776-2755
E-mail
  Lafayette County Historical Society
525 Main St
Darlington, WI 53530
Phone: 608-776-8340
E-mail
  WIGenWebProject, Lafayette County

LaFayette County - Southwest Wisconsin Library System www.swls.org
Argyle Public Library
PO Box 250
401 East Milwaukee
Argyle 53504
608-543-3113

Belmont / John Turgeson Library
220 Mound Avenue
Belmont 53510
608-822-3393
Benton Public Library
PO Box 26
48 West Main
Benton 53803
608-759-2665

Blanchardville Public Library
PO Box 104
208 Mason
Blanchardville 53516
608-523-2055
Johnson Public Library
131 E Cathrine
Darlington 53530
608-776-4171
McCoy Public Library
190 N Judgement
Shullsburg 53586
608-965-4424
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