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Rusk County, Wisconsin

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Rusk County, created in 1901 from Chippewa County, is named after Jeremiah Rusk, a Wisconsin gevernor and representative. (The original name of Gates County was changed in 1905.) Located in northwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Ladysmith.

Land Area 913.13 sq miles Click for Ladysmith, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 17.77 sq miles
Elevation 1,144 ft at Ladysmith
Number of Lakes 250
Area in Lakes 7,854 acres (12.27 sq miles)
Rivers Chippewa, Flambeau, Jump, Little Jump, Thornapple, Little Thornapple
Major Watershed Chippewa River
Geographical Province Northern Highland
Natural Vegetation Mostly maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. North-central: very small area of conifer swamp. Southwest, south-central, north-central, and southeast: small areas of white and red pine.
Border Counties  
Sawyer County
Price County, Taylor County
Chippewa County, Taylor County
Barron County

Rusk County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
311 Miner Ave E
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-2100
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Circuit Court Phone: 715-532-2108
County Sheriff Sheriff Phone: 715-532-2189
Health Department Health and Human Services Phone: 715-532-2299
Highway Department Highway Department
N4711 Hwy 27
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-2633
County Parks Forestry Department
311 East Miner Ave
Lasysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 800-535-7875
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
311 Miner Ave E
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-2139
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Rusk County
311 Miner Ave E
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-2151

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce
205 W 9th St S
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-7328
  Rusk County Economic Development Corporation
311 Minor Avenue, C142
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-2257
  Rusk County Tourism
205 W 9th St S
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-2642
  Weyerhaeuser Community Club
PO Box 28
Weyerhaeuser, WI 54895-0028
Phone: 715-353-2731

Historical and Genealogical Societies Bruce Area Historical Society
PO Box 155
Bruce, WI 54819
Phone: 715-868-5475
  Rusk County Historical Society
N2754 Dicus Rd
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-3633
  WIGenWebProject, Rusk County

Rusk County - Indianhead Federated Library System
Bruce Area Library
102 W River St
P.O. Box 277
Bruce 54819
Hawkins Area Library
709 Main Street
P.O. Box 17
Hawkins 54530
Rusk County Community Library
418 Corbett Ave West
Ladysmith 54848

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