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Vernon County, created in 1851 (originally as Bad Axe County) from Richland and Crawford Counties, is named for Mount Vernon, George Washington's home. Located in southwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Viroqua.

Land Area 794.87 sq miles Click for Viroqua, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 21.54 sq miles
Elevation 1,160 ft at Viroqua. 1,220 ft at Mount Pisgah in Wildcat Mountain State Park.
Number of Lakes 57
Area in Lakes 256 acres (.4 sq miles)
Rivers Bad Axe, Baraboo, Kickapoo, Little Baraboo, Mississippi, Pine
Major Watershed Mississippi River (West), Wisconsin River (East)
Geographical Province Western Upland
Natural Vegetation Western half: oak savanna. Along Mississippi river: willow, soft mapple, and ash. Eastern half: sugar maple, basswood, and elm. Southern border and central: areas of prairie bluestem and composites.
Population  
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2000:
28,537
24,557
25,642
25,617
28,056
 
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La Crosse County, Monroe County
Juneau County, Sauk County, Richland County
Richland County, Crawford County
Mississippi River (Minnesota)

Vernon County Government and Local Information Resources
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
Courthouse Annex, Rm 108
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-5380
County Parks Land & Water Conservation Department
Vernon County Parks
220 Airport Road
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-5480/5490
Admin: 608-637-5485
E-mail
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
400 Court House Square St Ste 110
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-5371
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Vernon County
PO Box 392
Viroqua, WI 54665-0392
Phone: 608-637-2165
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development 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
  La Farge Tourist Information
PO Box 37
La Farge, WI 54639
Phone: 608-625-4422
  Viroqua Chamber of Commerce/Main Street
220 S Main St
Viroqua, WI 54665-1650
Phone: 608-637-2575
  Westby Tourism Information Center
PO Box 94
Westby, WI 54667-0094
Phone: 608-634-4011

Historical and Genealogical Societies Hillsboro Area Genealogical Society
Hillsboro, WI 54634
  Hillsboro Area Historical Society
PO Box 9, Route 2
Hillsboro, WI 54634
Phone: 608-489-3322
  Readstown Area Historical Society and Museum
116 N 4th St
Readstown, WI 54652

  Vernon County Historical Society
PO Box 444
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-7396
  Westby Area Historical Society
PO Box 42
Westby, WI 54667
Phone: 608-634-4101
  WIGenWebProject, Vernon County

Vernon County - Winding Rivers Library System
Bekkum Memorial Library
206 N Main St
Westby 54667
608-634-4419

De Soto Public Library
111 S Houghton St
De Soto 54624
608-648-3593
Hillsboro Public Library
819 High Ave
Hillsboro 54634
608-489-2192

Knutson Memorial Library
500 Central Avenue
Coon Valley 54623
608-452-3757
Lawton Memorial Library
118 North Bird Street
La Farge 54639
608-625-2015

McIntosh Memorial Library
118 East Jefferson Street
Viroqua 54665
608-637-7151
Ontario Public Library
313 Main Street
Ontario 54651
608-337-4651

Readstown Public Library
129 W Wisconsin Avenue
Readstown 54652
608-629-5465
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