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La Crosse County, Wisconsin

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La Crosse County, created in 1851 from previously unorganized territory, is named for the Native American game "lacrosse." Located in southwest Wisconsin, the county seat is La Crosse.

Land Area 452.74 sq miles
Water Area 27.18 sq miles
Elevation 669 ft at La Crosse. 1,210 ft at Granddad Bluff.
Number of Lakes 19
Area in Lakes 8,568 acres (13.39 sq miles)
Rivers Black, La Crosse, Mississippi
Major Watershed Mississippi River
Geographical Province Western Upland
Natural Vegetation Mostly oak savanna. Along Mississippi: willows, soft maple and ash. Northwest, northeast, and southwest: some white, black, and red oak. Northeast and southeeast corners: sugar maple, basswood, and elm.
Border Counties  
Trempealeau County, Jackson County
Monroe County
Vernon County
Mississippi River (Minnesota)

La Crosse County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site
County Administrator Administrative Coordinator Phone: 608-785-9700
Board of Supervisors County Board Phone: 680-785-9710
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
212 6th Street N, Room 1100
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-785-9581
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Courts Phone: 608-785-9573
County Sheriff Sheriff Phone: 608-785-9629
Health Department Department of Health Phone: 608-785-9872
Highway Department Highway Department Phone: 608-785-9631
County Parks Facilities Department
212 6th Street N, Room 1800
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-785-9770
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds Phone: 608-785-9644
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, La Crosse County
212 6th Street N, Room 2200
La Crosse, WI 54601-3299
Phone: 608-785-9593

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Bangor Business Club
PO Box 188
Bangor, WI 54614
Phone: 608-486-2711
  Hidden Valleys Tourism
PO Box 29
Richland Center, WI 53581
Toll Free: 800-592-6968
  Holmen Civic and Commerce Assn
800 Oak Forest Drive
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: 608-526-4336
  La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce
712 Main St
La Crosse, WI 54601-4121
Phone: 608-784-4880
  La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
410 E Veterans Memorial Dr
La Crosse, WI 54601-4490
Phone: 608-782-2366
  Onalaska Center for Commerce & Tourism
1101 Main Street
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: 608-781-9570
Toll Free: 800-873-1901

Historical and Genealogical Societies Bangor and Area Historical Society
PO Box 15
Bangor, WI 54614
Phone: 608-486-2616
  Holmen Area Historical Society
PO Box 535
Holmen, WI 54636
Phone: 608-781-3666
  La Crosse Area Genealogical Society
PO Box 1782
La Crosse, WI 54602
  La Crosse County Historical Society
145 West Ave S
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-782-1980
  Onalaska Area Historical Society
741 Oak Ave S, Museum Suite
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: 608-783-1586
  West Salem Historical Society
PO Box 884
West Salem, WI 54669-0884
Phone: 608-786-1675
  WIGenWebProject, La Crosse County

La Cross County - Winding Rivers Library System
Campbell Branch Library
2548 Lakeshore Drive
La Crosse 54603

Hazel Brown Leicht Memorial Library
201 Neshonoc Rd
West Salem 54669
Holmen Area Library
103 State St
P.O. Box 220
Holmen 54636

John Bosshard Memorial Library
1720 Henry Johns Blvd
Bangor 54614
La Crosse Public Library
800 Main Street
La Crosse 54601
Onalaska Public Library
741 Oak Ave S
P.O. Box 248
Onalaska 54650

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