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Wisconsin CountiesThere are 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin.
Burnett County, Wisconsin
Burnett County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Burnett County was named for Thomas P. Burnett, an early Wisconsin legislator (Wis. Hist. Colls., ii,
p. 325; Gannett, Place Names, p. 55). Although of Virginia birth, Burnett (1800-46) emigrated to Kentucky when a child,
and was there educated, practicing law at Paris in that state. In 1829 he was appointed sub-Indian agent at Prairie du
Chien, and thereafter made that place his home until 1837, when he removed to Cassville. After five years service in the
Indian department he again took up the practice of law, and was influential in Wisconsin Territorial legislation.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Burnett County lies in the St. Croix River Valley.
Above facts were taken from PIONEER TALES OF BURNETT COUNTY, compiled by the Burnett County Homemakers Club, and BURNETT COUNTY THROUGH THE YEARS.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 880 square miles (2,280 kmē), of which, 822
square miles (2,128 kmē) of it is land and 59 square miles (152 kmē) of it (6.69%) is water.
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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!"
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