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Menominee County

Menominee County is named for the American Indian word meaning “wild rice eater” and is the name of the Menominee Native Americans.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Langlade County and Oconto County

E – Oconto County

S – Shawano County

W – Shawano County and Langlade County


Created:   July 3, 1959                           Map of Wisconsin highlighting Menominee County

County Seat: 

Keshena  1959 – present


County Courthouse – Keshena


Location:  Courthouse Lane / Wolf River Drive

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Zwack & Peeples, Ltd. of Appleton

Contractor: Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story wood and glass structure. The building sits on a hill on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Keshena. The building has a pitched red colored roof which has a wide overhang and then rises in the center. The interior has offices around a central open circle area. There is no courtroom as the county uses the Shawano County Court House. The building was constructed as a Town of Menominee project #06-1-00653 done by the Economic Development Administration. The building was first used as a tourist office. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District. 


Note:  Court hearings are held at the courthouse in Shawano County.


See:  The 9th Judicial District includes Florence County, Forest County, Iron County, Langlade County, Lincoln County, Marathon County, Oneida CountyPortage County, Price CountyShawano County, Taylor County, Vilas County and Wood County.


History:  The county was created in 1959 and Keshena was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse in 1961 was a converted two story frame building. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1968 to 1969.



County Courthouse – Keshena













Menominee Tribal Headquarters – Keshena





Photos taken 2007 and 2012