Ashland County, Wisconsin

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Ashland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It was formed on March 27, 1860, from La Pointe County.[1] As of 2000, the population was 16,866. Its county seat is Ashland.[2]

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History

Ashland County was named in honor of the Lexington estate of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, as one of the founders of the city of Ashland was an admirer of Clay.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,294 square miles (5,941.4 km2), of which 1,044 square miles (2,703.9 km2) is land and 1,250 square miles (3,237.5 km2) (54.49%) is water. The Apostle Islands are a small group of islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula with the majority of the islands located in Ashland County — only Sand, York and Raspberry Islands are in Bayfield County.

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