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Monroe County, created in 1854 from La Crosse County, is named after James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States. Located in southwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Sparta.

Land Area 900.77 sq miles Click for Sparta, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 7.52 sq miles
Elevation 793 ft at Sparta. 1,410 ft at Wadels Hill. 1,360 ft at Castle Rock.
Number of Lakes 120
Area in Lakes 3,437 acres (5.37 sq miles)
Rivers Baraboo, Black, Kickapoo, La Crosse, Little La Crosse, Lower lemonweir
Major Watershed Mississippi River (West), Wisconsin River (East)
Geographical Province Northeast corner: Central Plain. Central and southwest: Western Upland.
Natural Vegetation Northwest corner and small area in north-central: white and red pine. North-central: mostly jack pine and pririe grasses next to white, black, and red oak. Northeast corner: conifer swamp. East-central: oak savanna. Southeast: white, black, and red oak. South-central: sugar maple, basswood, and elm. Southwest: small area of sedge meadow.
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28,739
31,610
35,074
36,633
40,899
 
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Jackson County
Juneau County
Vernon County
La Crosse County, Jackson County

Monroe County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.monroe.wi.us
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
PO Box 260
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 608-269-8705
County Parks Monroe County Park Department
Rt 2, Box 21A
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 608-269-8738
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
202 S K St
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 608-269-8716
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Monroe County
112 S Court St, Rm 107
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 608-269-8722
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 625
Tomah, WI 54660-0625
Phone: 608-372-2166
  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
  Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce
111 Milwaukee St
Sparta, WI 54656-2576
Phone: 608-269-4123
  Tomah Convention & Visitors Bureau
PO Box 625
Tomah, WI 54660-0625
Phone: 608-372-2166

Historical and Genealogical Societies Monroe County Historical Society
1488 Aqua Rd
Black River Falls, WI 54615-7609
Phone: 608-269-8680
E-mail
  Monroe, Jackson, Juneau Genealogical Workshop
Rt 3, Box 253
Sparta, WI 54615
  WIGenWebProject, Monroe County

Monroe County - Winding Rivers Library System
Kendall Public Library
110 East South Railroad Street
Kendall 54638
608-463-7103

Norwalk Public Library
101 Railroad Street
Norwalk 54648
608-823-7473
Sparta Free Library
124 West Main Street
Sparta 54656
608-269-2010

Tomah Public Library
716 Superior Avenue
Tomah 54660
608-374-7470
Cashton Memorial Library
720 Broadway Street
Cashton 54619
608-654-5465
Wilton Public Library
400 East Street
Wilton 54670
608-435-6710
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