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Sawyer County, Wisconsin

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Sawyer County, created in 1883 from Ashland and Chippewa counties by state charter, is named after Philetus Sawyer, a Wisconsin representative and senator. Located in northwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Hayward.

Land Area 1,256.42 sq miles Click for Hayward, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 93.90 sq miles
Elevation 1,198 ft at Hayward. 1,801 ft at Meteor Hill.
Number of Lakes 496
Area in Lakes 56,183 acres (87.79 sq miles)
Rivers Brunet, Chippewa, Couderay, Flambeau, Little Thornapple, Moose, Namekagon, Thornapple, Totagatic
Major Watershed Chippewa River, St. Croix River (Northwest corner)
Geographical Province Northern Highland. Far West: Central Plain.
Natural Vegetation Mostly maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. North-central and northeast: areas of white and red pine. Northwest corner: conifer swamp. Northwest: thin strip of jack pine and prairie grasses.
Border Counties  
Bayfield County, Ashland County
Ashland County, Price County
Rusk County
Washburn County

Sawyer County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
10610 Main Street, Suite 10
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-4866
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Court
10610 Main Street, Suite 74
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
Phone: 715-638-3207
County Sheriff Sheriff
15880 Fifth Street
PO Box 567
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
Phone: 715-634-4858
Health Department Health and Human Services
10610 Main Street, Suite 224
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
Phone: 800-569-4156
Highway Department Highway Department
14688W County Road B
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
Phone: 715-634-2691
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
10610 Main Street, Suite 19
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-4867
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Sawyer County
10610 Main St, Suite 194
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-4839

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 726
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-8662
  Hayward Lakes Visitors & Convention Bureau
PO Box 1055
Hayward, WI 54843-1055
Phone: 715-634-4801
Toll Free: 800-724-2992
  Sawyer County Snowmobile & ATV Alliance
PO Box 143
Hayward, WI 54843

  Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 75
Stone Lake, WI 54876
Phone: 715-865-FEST
  Winter Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 245
Winter, WI 54896-0245
Phone: 715-266-2204

Historical and Genealogical Societies Sawyer County Historical Society
PO Box 384
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-6075
  WIGenWebProject, Sawyer County

Sawyer County - Northern Waters Library Service
Hayward Public Library
10538 Main
P.O. Box 917
Hayward 54843
Lac Courte Oreilles College Community Library
13466 W Trepania Road
Hayward 54843
715-634-4790 ext. 108
Winter Public Library
5129 North Main Street
Winter 54896

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