Barron County, Wisconsin

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Barron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 44,963. Its county seat is Barron.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 890 square miles (2,305.1 km2), of which 863 square miles (2,235.2 km2) is land and 27 square miles (69.9 km2) (3.05%) is water.

History

In 1865 Dallas County was organized with the county seat located at Barron. On 4 March 1869 Barron County was created by the renaming of Dallas County. The county had taken the name of Barron in the honor of Wisconsin lawyer and politician, Henry D. Barron, who served as Circuit Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.[3]

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