Bayfield County Historical Society

Timeline

1787:  Wisconsin became part of the original Northwest Territory

1800:  Wisconsin became part of the Indiana Territory

1809:  Wisconsin became part of the Illinois Territory

1818:  Wisconsin was part of the Michigan Territory, Bayfield County became part of Michilimackinac County

1826:  Bayfield County became part of Chippewa County.

1836:  What is now Wisconsin became the Wisconsin Territory, What is now Bayfield County became part of  Crawford County.

1840:  What is now Bayfield County became part of St. Croix County.

1845:  What is now Bayfield County became part of La Pointe County. La Pointe on Madeline became the  County Seat.

1848:  The Wisconsin Territory became the State of Wisconsin.

1854:  Douglas County was set apart from La Pointe County.

1858:  Bayfield became the County Seat of La Pointe County.

1860:  Ashland County was set apart from La Pointe County.

1866:  La Pointe County was renamed Bayfield County. The entire county was included in the Town of  Bayfield.

1884:  Town of Drummond created.  Town of Mason created. Town of Washburn created.

1885:  Population of Bayfield County is 3, 431.

1892:  Washburn became the County Seat of Bayfield County. Town of Iron River created.

1898:  Town of Pratt created.

1901:  Town of Port Wing created.

1903:  Town of Bell created. Town of Barnes created.

1904:  Town of Eileen created. Town of Cable created. Town of Orienta created. Town of Oulu created.  City of  Washburn incorporated.

1906:  Town of Clover created.

1907:  Town of Hughes created. Town of Barksdale created.

1909:  Town of Lincoln created. Town of Pilsen created.

1911:  Town of Tripp created.

1912:  Town of Kelly created.

1913:  Town of Namakagon created. Town of Russell created. Town of Bayview created. City of Bayfield  incorporated.

1918:  Town of Keystone created.

1924:  Town of Delta created.

1925:  Village of Mason was incorporated.

1925:  Dance Hall Inspectors:  Nels Nelson, Alois Habelt, L.H. McCarty

 Soldiers’ Relief:  Robert Inglis, H.G. Mertens and John Holman

 Number of school children in Bayfield County:  7,041    Number of dairy cattle in Bayfield County:  14,262

 (Official Directory, State, County and Town Officers, Bayfield County, Wis. (1925-1926)

1938:  School-aged children in Bayfield County:  4,924. Number of cattle in Bayfield County:  14,344

1950:  Population of Bayfield County:  13,685

1960:  Population of Bayfield County:  11,910

1969:  Town of Pratt renamed Town of Grand View.

1970:  Population of Bayfield County:  11,683

 

 

 

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