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Wisconsin CountiesThere are 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin.
Ashland County, Wisconsin
Ashland County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
The county was named after the village, which was named in honor of the Kentucky homestead of Henry
Clay. Martin Beaser, one of the earliest settlers of the village, and an ardent admirer of Henry Clay, is credited with
the selection of the name.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Ashland County, created in 1848 from previously unorganized territory, is named after Henry Clay's home in Kentucky.
Located in northwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Ashland.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,294 square miles (5,941 kmē), of which, 1,044 square miles (2,703 kmē) of it is land and 1,250 square miles (3,237 kmē) of it (54.49%) is water.
Ashland County is anchored by the City of Ashland, on the southern shore of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay.
Ashland's harbor, nestled in protected Chequamegon Bay.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"