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Bayfield County, Wisconsin

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Originally LaPointe County, was created in 1845 from Ashland County, and named after Henry Bayfield, the British Naval Lieutenant who made the first survey of the Great Lakes area. In northwest Wisconsin, the county seat is Washburn.

Land Area 1,476.25 sq miles
Water Area 565.28 sq miles
Elevation 654 ft at Washburn. 1,700 ft at Mount Telemark
Number of Lakes 962
Area in Lakes 22,629 acres (35.36 sq miles)
Rivers East Fork Iron, Flag, Iron, Marengo, Namekagon, Oune, Sand, Sioux
Major Watershed Lake Superior, St Croix River (southwest)
Geographical Province Northern Highlands. North and east: Lake Superior Lowlands.
Natural Vegetation Southeast and south-central: maple, hemlock and yellow birch forests; small areas of white and red pine; conifer swamps of black spruce, tamarack, and cedar. Northern coast: balsam fir, white spruce. North: red pine, white pine, jack pine, prairie grasses.
Border Counties  
Lake Superior
Ashland County
Sawyer County
Douglas County

Bayfield County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
PO Box 878
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: 715-373-6100
County Parks Parks Contact Information and Reservations
Bayfield County Forestry and Parks Department

117 E 5th Street
PO Box 445
Washburn, WI 54891
Reserve: 715-372-8610
Admin: 715-373-6114
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
PO Box 813
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: 715-373-6119
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Bayfield County
117 E Fifth St
Washburn WI, 54891
Phone: 715-373-6104

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Bayfield Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau
42 S Broad St
PO Box 138
Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone: 715-779-3335
Toll Free: 800-447-4094
Bayfield County Tourism
117 E 5th Street
PO Box 832
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: 715-373-6125
  Cable Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 217
Cable, WI 54821-0217
Phone: 715-798-3833
  Cornucopia Business Association
PO Box 316
Cornucopia, WI 54827-0316
Phone: 715-742-3282
  Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 448
Iron River, WI 54847-0448
Phone: 715-372-8558
Toll Free: 800-345-0716
  Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center
29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-685-9983
  Port Wing Area Business Association
P. O. Box 1
Port Wing, WI 54865

  Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 74
Washburn, WI 54891-0074
Phone: 715-373-5017

Historical and Genealogical Societies Ashland/ Bayfield County Tree Climbers
Rt 1, Box 139
Mason, WI 54856
  Bayfield County Historical Society
PO Box 272
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: 715-373-5868
  Bayfield Heritage Association
PO Box 137
Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone: 715-779-5958
  Moquah Heritage Society
Route 1, Box 35-B
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: 715-373-5868
  WIGenWebProject, Bayfield County

Bayfield County - Northern Waters Library Service
Bayfield Carnegie Library
37 N Broad Street
P.O. Box 727
Bayfield 54814

Drummond Public Library
P.O. Box 23
14990 Superior Street
Drummond 54832
Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library
68235 S Main St
PO Box 145
Iron River 54847

Forest Lodge Library
P.O. Box 176
Cable 54821
Mazinaigan Waakaaigan
Red Cliff Library
P.O. Box 529
Bayfield 54814

Washburn Public Library
307 Washington Ave
P.O. Box 248
Washburn 54891


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