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Wisconsin CountiesThere are 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin.
Taylor County, Wisconsin
Taylor County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Since it was erected in 1875, this county was probably named for the governor in office at that time,
William E. Taylor. Born in Connecticut in 1818, he emigrated to Dane County in 1848, and lived upon a farm therein. He
was, during his term (1874-76) known as the "farmer governor." He died in the spring of 1909 near Madison.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Taylor County, created in 1848 from Clark, Lincoln, Marathon and Chippewa Counties, is named after Wisconsin governor
William Robert Taylor. Located in northwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Medford.
The following is an early history (1876) of Taylor County, Wisconsin, as found in the records of the Wisconsin Land
Commission and was copied Nov. 5, 1937, by the Assistant Secretary of the Land Commission.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 984 square miles (2,550 kmē), of which, 975 square miles (2,525 kmē) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 kmē) of it (0.98%) 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!"
But age, size and colorful names of our counties isn't the only reason to explore counties' role in American history, or the history of county government itself. In fact, the story of county government reflects the larger meanings of American history.
Today's counties are the most flexible, locally responsive and creative governments in the US. They are the most diverse, varying in size, population, geography, and governmental structure. In their politics and policies, they express a 1990's political slogan "Think globally, act locally."