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Portage County, Wisconsin

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Portage County, created in 1836 as a territorial county, is named for the overland carry between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Located in central Wisconsin, the county seat is Stevens Point.

Land Area 806.31 sq miles Click for Stevens Point, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 16.45 sq miles
Elevation 1,320 ft at Almond
Number of Lakes 136
Area in Lakes 12,203 acres (19.07 sq miles)
Rivers Little Eau Claire, Little Eau Pleine, Little Wolf, Plower, Tomorrow, Waupaca, Wisconsin
Major Watershed Wisconsin River
Geographical Province North: Northern Highland. Central and south: Central Plain.
Natural Vegetation Northwest corner: area of maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. North-central: areas of jack pine and praire grasses. Southwest: sedge meadow. Northeast: white and red pine, oak savanna.
Population  
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2000:
33,827
47,541
57,420
61,405
67,182
 
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Marathon County
Waupaca County
Waushara County, Adams County, Wood County
Wood County

Portage County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.portage.wi.us
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
1516 Church St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-346-1351
County Parks County Parks
1516 Church St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-346-1433
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
1516 Church St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-346-1428
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Portage County
1462 Strongs Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3598
Phone: 715-346-1316
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Plover Area Business Association
PO Box 213
Plover, WI 54467-0213
Phone: 715-345-5258
  Portage County Business Council
5501 Vern Holmes Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481-9791
Phone: 715-344-1940
  Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
340 Division St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-344-2556

Historical and Genealogical Societies Almond Historical Society
319 County A
Almond, WI 54900
Phone: 715-366-7341
  Portage County Historical Society
PO Box 672
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-344-5752
  Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society
1001 Main
Stevens Point, WI 54481
  WIGenWebProject, Portage County

Portage County - South Central Library System www.scls.info
Lettie W. Jensen Library
278 N Main St
Amherst 54406
715-824-5510

Portage County Public Library
1001 Main St
Stevens Point 54481
715-346-1544
Portage County PL - Almond Branch
Village Hall
Almond 54909
715-366-2151
Portage County PL - Plover Branch
2151 Roosevelt Dr
Plover 54467
715-341-4007
Portage County PL - Rosholt Branch
Village Hall
Rosholt 54473
715-677-4512
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