Welcome To Richland County, Wisconsin

Richland County was founded in 1842. It's parent county was Iowa. The county seat is Richland Center. Census data is available from 1850 - 1930.


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Note: Figures for 1855, 1865, 1875 are from State Census counts.

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BLM Records - Richland County 25 Dec 2023

Cemetery Locations 25 Dec 2023

School Roll, Town 10 Section 16, District 7 (Richland Center) - 1857.

Wisconsin Dairyman's Association - List of Members - 1886.

1884 History of Richland County

1906 History of Richland County - by Judge James H. Miner

Pictures from Richland County 26 Dec 2023

1883 Wisconsin Military Pensioners - Richland County

Roster 11th Wisconsin Infantry Company D - Richland County Plowboys 23 Dec 2023

Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers War of the Rebellion 1861 - 1865

Civil War Soldiers - Richland County, WI 23 Dec 2023

Died in Federal Service During WWI - Richland County 23 Dec 2023

Pine Needles.

Richland Republican and Observer Index - November 18, 1880 - September 19, 1889
The Hills and Hollows of Richland County site by Dennis Cook

Thompson's Richland County, Wisconsin Death Index (To 1998) 26 Dec 2023

Townships 25 Dec 2023

Map - 1901

1850 Census - of Richland County new url 26 Dec 2023

1855 State Census - of Richland County new url 26 Dec 2023

1860 Census - Sample of Richland County - Henrietta Township new url 26 Dec 2023

1870 Census - Sample of Richland County - Westford Township new url 26 Dec 2023

Richland County Lookups new url 27 Dec 2023

Richland County Queries new url 27 Dec 2023
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Richland County Resources

Richland County History Room

Brewer Library
325 N. Central Ave.
Richland Center, WI 53581
Richland County Room
Monday - Friday hours of 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Nita Liska - Historian
Phone: 608.647.6033

They have many materials available for research. Here are some of the more commonly used:
Manuscript/miscellaneous files for many Richland Co. families and businesses. These files include newspaper clippings, obituaries, and donated research information.
Photographs of Richland Co. families and businesses.
Genealogies of Richland Co. families that have been donated by other researchers.
Indexed atlases and plat book dating from 1874 to present.
Indexes of the US Richland Co. Census records from 1840-1880 and the WI Census from 1855-1895
Richland Co. Marriage indexes (Actual copies of birth, marriage, death, land & probate records can be obtained at the Register of Deeds office in the courthouse just 3 blocks away.)
Richland Co. Death indexes
1884, 1906, & 1986 Histories of Richland County
Indexes of the newspapers up through around 1923
Newspapers through 1985 on microfilm for Richland Co. including the Republican Observer, the Richland Democrat, the Richland Rustic and the Richland Observer
Richland Co. census records from 1850-1910 including US and WI.
Some military rosters
There are also lots of artifacts and paintings hung up and displayed on almost every available space in our two rooms.

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Richland County Links

Lori's Richland County site
  • Richland County WI Place Index
    Richland County - National Association of Counties districts
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