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Jackson County

Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the 7th President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Eau Claire County and Clark County

E – Wood County and Juneau County

S – Monroe County and La Crosse County

W – Trempealeau County


Created:   February 11, 1853                 Map of Wisconsin highlighting Jackson County

County Seat: 

Black River Falls  1853 – present


County Courthouse – Black River Falls


Location:   307 Main Street / North 3rd Street

Built:  1878 – 1879

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Nowland and Wilcox of Janesville

Contractor:  Nowland and Wilcox of Janesville


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story cream colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Black River Falls. The building has a large square tower at the south front. The building expands east and west forming the center section. A wide band of stone trims the flat roof line. In the interior, the former courtroom is located on the west side of the second story and is now the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room. There are two County Circuit Court courtrooms on the west side of the first story of the northwest addition. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 7th Judicial District. The upper part of the tower was removed in 1937 and a cream colored brick and concrete addition was constructed on the north side. In 1984 to 1986, an addition was constructed on the northwest side to house the courts and jail. The architect was Jay Sleiter. The courthouse was renovated in 1988. In 2015 to 2016, an addition containing the courtrooms was designed by Ayres Associates of Eau Claire and constructed by Market & Johnson Contractors of Eau Claire.


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Adams County, Buffalo County, Clark County, Crawford CountyGrant CountyIowa County, Juneau CountyLa Crosse County, Monroe County, Pepin CountyPierce CountyRichland County, Trempealeau County and Vernon County.


History:  The county was created in 1853 and Black River Falls was selected as the county seat. In 1854, the court met in a schoolhouse and at the store owned by Judge Jacob Spaulding. The first courthouse was built in 1857 and immediately destroyed by fire before completed. The county rented premises until 1862 when the second courthouse was built. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1878 at a cost of $18,667. The cost of the 1937 addition was $129,446. The cost of renovating the courthouse in 1988 was $8,840. An addition was constructed in 2015 to 2016.




County Courthouse – Black River Falls
























County Circuit Court courtroom









Photos taken 2006, 2008 and 2022