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Ashland County, Wisconsin

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Ashland County, created in 1848 from previously unorganized territory, is named after Henry Clay's home in Kentucky. Located in northwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Ashland.

Land Area 1,043.82 sq miles
Water Area 1,249.91 sq miles
Elevation 671 ft at Ashland. 1,872 at Mt Whittlesey.
Number of Lakes 157
Area in Lakes 5,936 acres (9.28 sq miles)
Rivers Bad, Marengo, Potato, Tyler Forks, White
Major Watershed Lake Superior
Geographical Province North: Lake Superior Lowlands. South: Northern Highlands.
Natural Vegetation Northwest: mostly balsam fir and white spruce. Central: white maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. Black spruce, tamarack and ceder form a band of conifer swamps that leads northeastward from the southeast corner.
Border Counties  
Lake Superior
Iron County
Price County, Sawyer County
Sawyer County, Bayfield County

Ashland County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site
County Administrator County Administrator Phone: 715-682-7015
Board of Supervisors Chairman County Board Phone: 715-682-7015
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
201 W Main St, Room 202
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-7000
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Circuit Court Phone: 715-682-7016
County Sheriff Sheriff Phone: 715-685-7640
Health Department Director Department of Human Services Phone: 715-682-7004
Highway Department Highway Commissioner Phone: 715-274-3662
County Parks Ashland County Forester Phone: 715-264-3000
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
201 W Main St, Room 206
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-7008
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Ashland County
201 W Main St, Room 107
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-7017

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 746
Ashland, WI 54806-0746
Phone: 715-682-2500
  Glidden Area Chamber of Commerce
Glidden, WI 54527
Phone: 715-264-5444
  Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 274
La Pointe, WI 54850-0274
Phone: 715-747-2801
  Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 193
Mellen, WI 54546-0193
Phone: 715-274-2330
  Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association
2974 Hiawatha Rd
Butternut, WI 54514
Phone: 715-476-2555

Historical and Genealogical Societies Ashland Historical Society
509 West Main Street
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-4911
  Mellen Area Historical Society
PO Box 522
Mellen, WI 54546
Phone: 715-274-3931
  Ashland/ Bayfield County Tree Climbers
Rt 1, Box 139
Mason, WI 54856
  WIGenWebProject, Ashland County

Northern Waters Library Service
Bad River Public Tribal Library
P.O. Box 39
Odanah 54861
715-682-7111 ext. 1532
Legion Memorial Library
106 Iron Street
P.O. Box 47
Mellen 54546
Madeline Island Public Library
1 Library Street
P.O. Box 65
LaPointe 54850
Vaughn Public Library
502 West Main Street
Ashland 54806
Northland College (Academic)
Northland College Dexter Library
1411 Ellis Ave
Ashland 54806

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