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Milwaukee County, created in 1834 as a territorial county, is derived from a Native American word "Mahnawaukee-Seepe" meaning "gathering place by the river." Located in southeast Wisconsin, the county seat is Milwaukee.

Land Area 241.56 sq miles
Water Area 948.14 sq miles
Elevation 634 ft at Milwaukee
Number of Lakes 41
Area in Lakes 197 acres (.31 sq miles)
Rivers Menomonee, Milwaukee, Root, Kinnickinnic
Major Watershed Lake Michigan
Geographical Province Eastern Ridges and Lowlands
Natural Vegetation Sugar Maple, basswood, and elm. Southwest corner: small area of oak savanna. North-central: small area of conifer swamp.
Population  
1930:
1970:
1980:
1990:
2000:
725,263
1,054,249
964,988
959,275
940,164
 
Border Counties  
North:
East:
South:
West:
Ozaukee County
Lake Michigan
Racine County
Waukesha County

Milwaukee County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.milwaukee.wi.us
County Administrator County Executive
901 N Ninth St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-278-4211
Board of Supervisors County Board of Supervisors
901 N Ninth St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-278-4222
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
901 N Ninth St, Rm 105
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-278-4067
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Courts
901 N Ninth St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-278-5362
County Sheriff Sheriff
821 W State St
Milwaukee, 53233
Phone: 414-278-4726
Health Department Health Related Programs
802 N 94th St
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-257-7200
Highway Department Department of Public Works
2711 W Wells
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: 414-278-4835
County Parks Parks, Recreation, and Culture
9480 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: 414-257-6100
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
901 N Ninth St, Rm 103
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-278-4003
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Milwaukee County
932 South 60th Street
West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: 414-290-2400
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development African-American Tourism Coalition
PO Box 06277
2431 W Hopkins Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206
Phone: 414-875-9536
  Cudahy Chamber of Commerce
3569 E Barnard Ave
Cudahy, WI 53110-1601
Phone: 414-483-8615
  Glendale Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 170056
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: 414-332-0900
  Granville-Brown Deer Chamber of Commerce
9225 N 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-357-5493
  Greendale Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 467
Greendale, WI 53129-0467
Phone: 414-423-3900
  Greenfield Chamber of Commerce
4818 S 76th St #129
Greenfield, WI 53220
Phone: 414-327-8500
  Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
756 N Milwaukee St Ste 400
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-287-4100
  Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
1021 W National Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Phone: 414-643-6963
  South Milwaukee Association of Commerce
2424 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Phone: 414-762-2222
  South Suburban Chamber of Commerce
8580 S Howell Ave
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Phone: 262-785-5112
  VISIT Milwaukee
648 N Plankinton Avenue, Suite 425
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-273-3950
Free: 800-231-0903
  West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce
7149 W Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: 414-302-9901
  West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
10437 W Innovation Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-453-2330

Historical and Genealogical Societies Bay View Historical Society
PO Box 07614
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: 414-483-9330
  Brown Deer Historical Society
4800 W Green Brook Dr
Brown Deer, WI 53223
Phone: 414-354-4116
  Cudahy Historical Society
PO Box 332
Cudahy, WI 53110
Phone: 414-481-7964
  Franklin Historical Society
7575 S 51st St
Franklin, WI 53132
Phone: 414-421-0168
  Greendale Historical Society
5650 Parking St
Greendale, WI 53129
Phone: 414-421-1300
  Greenfield Historical Society
W208 S6833 High Bluff Drive
Miskego, WI 53150
Phone: 414-543-6321
  Hales Corners Historical Society
5885 S 116th St
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Phone: 414-549-6150
  Historic Milwaukee, Inc
PO Box 511220
Milwaukee, WI 53203-0211
Phone: 414-277-7795
  Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
PO Box 27326
Milwaukee, WI 53227-0326
E-mail
  Milwaukee County Historical Center
910 N Old World Third St
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-273-8288
E-mail
  Milwaukee Maritime Center
500 N Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-276-5664
  Milwaukee Metropolitan Historians Assn
2588 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: 414-964-8361
  Milwaukee Transit Archives & Museum, Inc
2270 South 102nd Street
West Allis, WI 53227
Phone: 414-345-7210
E-mail
  Oak Creek Historical Society
PO Box 243
Oak Creek, WI 53154-0243
Phone: 414-529-0196
  Shorewood Historical Society
3930 North Murray Ave
Shorewood, WI 53211
Phone: 414-332-4437
  South Milwaukee Historical Society
3516 18th Ave
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Phone: 414-768-8790
  St Francis Historical Society
4235 S Nicholson Ave
St Francis, WI 53235
Phone: 414-762-7805
  Wauwatosa Historical Society
7406 Hillcrest Dr
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Phone: 414-774-8672
E-mail
  West Allis Historical Society
8405 W National Ave
West Allis , WI 53227
Phone: 414-541-6970
E-mail
  West Milwaukee Historical Society
1665 S 52nd St
West Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: 414-321-9059
  Whitefish Bay Historical Society
5166 N Berkeley Blvd
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Phone: 414-962-0606
  Wisconsin Black Historical Society
2620 W Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
Phone: 414-372-7677
  Wisconsin Labor History Society
313 E Plainfield Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: 414-483-1754
  Wisconsin Marine Historical Society
814 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233-2385
Phone: 414-286-3074
  Wisconsin Slovak Historical Society
PO Box 164
Cudahy, WI 53110
Phone: 414-744-8095
  Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society
1562 N 119th St
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: 414-771-7781
  WIGenWebProject, Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County - Milwaukee County Federated Library System www.mcfls.org
Atkinson Library
1960 W Atkinson Ave
Milwaukee 53209
414-286-3068

Bay View Library
2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee 53207
414-286-3019

Brown Deer Public Library
5600 West Bradley Road
Brown Deer 53223-3510
414-357-0106

Capitol Library
3969 N 74th St
Milwaukee 53216
414-286-3006

Center Street Library
2727 W Fond du Lac Ave
Milwaukee 53210
414-286-3090

Central Library
814 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee 53233
414-286-3000

Cudahy Family Library
3500 Library Drive
Cudahy 53110
414-769-2246
East Library
1910 E North Ave
Milwaukee 53202
414-286-3058

Forest Home Library
1432 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee 53204
414-286-3083

Franklin Public Library
9151 W Loomis Rd
Franklin 53132
414-425-8214

Greendale Public Library
5647 Broad Street
Greendale 53129
414-423-2136

Greenfield Public Library
5310 W Layton Ave
Greenfield 53220
414-321-9595

Hales Corners Public Library
5885 S 116th Street
Hales Corners 53130
414-529-6150

Martin Luther King Library
310 W Locust St
Milwaukee 53212
414-286-3098
Mill Road Library
6431 N 76th St
Milwaukee 53223
414-286-3088

Mobile Library & Outreach Services
814 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee 53233
414-286-3076

North Shore Library
6800 North Port Washington Road
Glendale 53217
414-351-3461

Oak Creek Public Library
8620 South Howell Avenue
Oak Creek 53154
414-764-4400

St. Francis Public Library
4230 S Nicholson Ave
St. Francis 53235
414-481-7323

Shorewood Public Library
3920 N Murray Ave
Shorewood 53211
414-847-2670

South Milwaukee Public Library
1907 10th Avenue
South Milwaukee 53172
414-768-8195
Tippecanoe Library
3912 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee 53207
414-286-3085

Villard Avenue Library
3310 W Villard Ave
Milwaukee 53209
414-286-3079

Washington Park Library
2121 N Sherman Blvd
Milwaukee 53208
414-286-3066

Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 West North Avenue
Wauwatosa 53213
414-471-8484

West Allis Public Library
7421 West National Avenue
West Allis 53214
414-302-8500

Whitefish Bay Public Library
5420 N Marlborough Dr
Whitefish Bay 53217
414-964-4380

Zablocki Library
3501 W Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee 53215
414-286-3055
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