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Racine County, Wisconsin

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Racine County, created in 1836 as a territorial county, is named for the Root River ("racine" is French for "root"). Located in southeast Wisconsin, the county seat is Racine.

Land Area 333.10 sq miles
Water Area 458.81 sq miles
Elevation 626 ft at Racine
Number of Lakes 21
Area in Lakes 3,919 acres (6.12 sq miles)
Rivers Des Plaines, Fox, Pike, Root
Major Watershed Fox River (West), Lake Michigan (East)
Geographical Province Eastern Ridges and Lowlands
Natural Vegetation Thin north-south strip of sedge meadow in center. West: oak savanna. Northwest: sedge meadow. Southeast: praire bluestem and composites. Northeast corner: sugar maple, basswood, and elm.
Population  
1930:
1970:
1980:
1990:
2000:
90,217
170,838
173,132
175,034
188,831
 
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West:
Milwaukee County, Waukesha County
Lake Michigan, Kenosha County
Kenosha County
Walworth County

Racine County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.racineco.com
County Administrator County Executive Phone: 262-636-3273
Board of Supervisors County Board Phone: 262-636-3571
E-mail
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
730 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: 262-636-3121
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Courts E-mail
County Sheriff Sheriff E-mail
Health Department Human Services E-mail
Highway Department Department of Public Works Phone: 262-886-8440
County Parks Public Works/Parks Department
14200 Washington Ave
Sturtevant, WI 53177-1253
Phone: 262-886-8440
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
730 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: 414-636-3208
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Racine County
14200 Washington Ave
Surtevant, WI 53177-1295
Phone: 262-886-8460

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 156
Burlington, WI 53105-0156
Phone: 262-763-6044
  Downtown Racine Corporation
413 Main St, WI 53403
Phone: 262-634-6002
  Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 44
Union Grove, WI 53182-0044
Phone: 262-878-4606
  Racine Area Manufacturers & Commerce
300 5th St
Racine, WI 53403-1043
Phone: 262-634-1931
  Racine County Convention & Visitors Bureau
14015 Washington Ave
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Phone: 262-884-6400
  Racine County Economic Development Corp.
2320 Renaissance Boulevard
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Phone: 262-898-7400
  Sturtevant Area Chamber of Commerce
9119 Durand Ave
Sturtevant, WI 53177-2027
Phone: 262-886-7200
  Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 203
Waterford, WI 53185-0203
Phone: 262-534-5911
  Wind Lake Chamber of Commerce
7998 S Loomis Rd
Wind Lake, WI 53185-2037
Phone: 262-895-6367

Historical and Genealogical Societies Burlington Genealogical Society
PO Box 593
Burlington, WI 53105-0593
E-mail
  Burlington Historical Society
232 N Perkins Blvd
Burlington, WI 53105
Phone: 262-767-2884
  Racine County Historical Society
701 S Main St
Racine, WI 53403-1211
Phone: 262-636-3926
  WIGenWebProject, Racine County

Racine County - Lakeshores Library System www.lakeshores.lib.wi.us
Burlington Public Library
166 E. Jefferson Street
Burlington 53105
262-763-7623

Graham Public Library
1215 Main Street
Union Grove 53182
262-878-2910
Racine Public Library
75 Seventh Street
Racine 53403
262-636-9252
Rochester Public Library
208 W. Spring Street
P.O. Box 245
Rochester 53167
262-534-3533
Waterford Public Library
101 N. River Street
Waterford 53185
262-534-3988
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