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Vernon County, Wisconsin
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Vernon County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Vernon County, WI Created?
Vernon County was created on March 1, 1851 from Crawford County (originally named Bad Ax County until March 22, 1862 ).

What is the County Seat of Vernon County, WI?
The County Seat is located in Viroqua and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Vernon County, WI?
Bordering Counties are La Crosse County (north western), Monroe CountyJuneau CountySauk CountyRichland CountyCrawford CountyAllamakee County, Iowa, Houston County, Minnesota.

Vernon County, WI Vital Records

Where can find Vernon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Vernon County vital records can be found at the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records has copies of Birth, Marriage, Divorce & Death Records reported since 1907. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wisconsin for current fees and application process..

You can search online for Vernon County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wisconsin Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

Vernon County, WI Census Records

What Vernon County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Vernon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

Vernon Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Vernon Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Vernon Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research.

There are Wisconsin State censuses from 1895 and 1905. Also the Wisconsin Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index for 1820-1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Wisconsin Census Records Research Guide

Vernon County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Vernon County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Vernon County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Vernon County.The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

See Also Wisconsin Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Vernon County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Vernon County, WI?
A list of Vernon County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Wisconsin Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Vernon County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Vernon County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Vernon County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is just a listing which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Vernon Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Vernon Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Vernon Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Vernon Co. WI General and History Websites

Vernon Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Vernon Co. WI Military Records