Waushara County, Wisconsin

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Waushara County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 23,154. Its county seat is Wautoma[1].

It is located in central Wisconsin, about 80 miles (130 km) north of Madison.

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History

Waushara County was established by an act of the Wisconsin Legislature on February 15, 1851. It originally consisted of a single organized Town of Waushara. The county seat was first located at Sacramento and was relocated to Wautoma in 1854 after a bitter fight between proponents of the two places.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,651 km²), of which 626 square miles (1,621 km²) is land and 11 square miles (29 km²) (1.78%) is water.

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