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Price County

Price County is named for W T Price, who was a Wisconsin state legislator.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ashland County and Iron County

E – Vilas County, Oneida County and Lincoln County

S – Taylor County

W – Rusk County and Sawyer County


Created:  February 26, 1879                  Map of Wisconsin highlighting Price County

County Seat: 

Phillips  1879 – present


County Courthouse – Phillips


Location:  126 Cherry Street / North Lake Avenue

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gauger & Associates, Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Precour Construction Company of Oskosh


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Phillips.  The east front is divided by vertical concrete dividers and smaller horizontal dividers. Two panels are finished with yellow colored stone, and the southerly panel has the county crest. The entrance has a small concrete overhang. Along the roof line is a wide concrete cornice and is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District. To the south is the County Courthouse Annex at 104 South Eyder Avenue and Chestnut Street built in 1923 as the Normal School and acquirerd by the county in 1973.


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


History:  The county was created in 1879 and Phillips was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure  built in 1880 and burned in 1895. The second courthouse was a two story structure built by Henry Laycock in 1895. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1966 to 1967.


Note:  The highest point in Wesconsin is Timm’s Hillt at 1,952 feet ( 595 meters ) which is located in the county.



County Courthouse – Phillips













County Circuit Court courtroom





County Circuit Court courtroom



County Commissioners Room







County Courthouse Annex – Phillips





Photos taken 2007 and 2010