Washington County Courthouse Square

Photographed October 1, 2012
Erected 2000 by Landmarks Commission, Washington County, Wisconsin
West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin
43° 25.197′ N, 88° 10.963′ W

West Bend, Wisconsin
This block was deeded to Washington County on May 2, 1853, by the Wightman, Kilbourn, Kneeland, and Wolcott families to locate and erect county buildings. The original courthouse, constructed in 1854, was relocated to Main Street when the 1889 courthouse was built. The jail and sheriff’s residence was constructed in 1886. When a new jail was built in 1962, the Washington County Historical Society established a museum in the old jail. In 1992, the courthouse was vacated making it available for historic activities.
The marker is located on southbound South 5th Avenue, between Poplar Street and Chestnut Street,  at Washington County Courthouse Square, 320 South 5th Avenue, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095.

The building is currently home to the Washington County Historical Society, and includes a museum.

This marker is No. 00-002 in a series of markers placed by the Washington County Landmarks Commission.

View from Chestnut Street.

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