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Iron County, Wisconsin

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Iron County, created in 1893 from Ashland and Oneida Counties, is named after the iron deposits found in the area. Located in northwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Hurley.

Land Area 757.23 sq miles Click for Hurley, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 162.01 sq miles
Elevation 1,493 ft at Hurley. 1,860 ft at the hill northwest of Iron Belt. 1,819 ft at Upson Lookout Tower Hill. 1,777 at Trimble Hill. 1,774 ft at the hill south of Weber Lake.
Number of Lakes 494
Area in Lakes 29,368 acres (45.89 sq miles)
Rivers Bear, Flambeau, Manitowish, Montreal, Potato, Tyler Forks
Major Watershed Lake Superior (North), Chippewa River (South)
Geographical Province Central and South: Northern Highland. North: Lake Superior Lowland
Natural Vegetation Maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. Southeast: balsam fir and white spruce. Central: area of black spruce, tamarack, and cedar.
Border Counties  
Michigan (UP), Lake Superior
Vilas County
Vilas County, Price County
Ashland County

Iron County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
300 Taconite St
Hurley, WI 54534-1589
Phone: 715-561-3375
County Parks Iron County Parks Department
300 Taconite
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2697
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
300 Taconite St
Hurley, WI 54534-1589
Phone: 715-561-2945
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Iron County
300 Taconite St
Hurley, WI 54534-1589
Phone: 715-561-2695

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce
316 Silver St
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-4334
Toll Free: 866-340-4334
  Iron County Development Zone Council
PO Box 97
Hurley, WI 54534-0097
Phone: 715-561-2922
  Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce
5150 N US Highway 51
Mercer, WI 54547-9124
Phone: 715-476-2389

Historical and Genealogical Societies Iron County Historical Society
202 Iron St
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2244
  Mercer Area Historical Society
PO Box 638
Mercer, WI 54547
Phone: 715-561-2922
  WIGenWebProject, Iron County

Iron County - Northern Waters Library Service
Hurley Public Library
405 5th Ave N
Hurley 54534
Mercer Public Library
P.O. Box 561
2648 Margaret
Mercer 54547

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