SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, situated on the east boundary of Wisconsin, with Lake Michigan on the east. Area, 500 square miles. Seat of justice, Sheboygan. Pop. in 1840, 133; in 1850, 8,378. (Fanning's, 1853)

SHEBOYGAN, a county in the E. part of Wisconsin, bordering on Lake Michigan, has an area of about 500 square miles. It is drained by the Sheboygan, Onion, and Mullet rivers. The surface is nearly level, and the soil fertile. A few years ago the whole county was covered by a dense forest of pine and other timber. Wheat, oats, potatoes, butter, and lumber are the staples. In 1850 the county produced 29,437 bushels of wheat; 36,979 of oats; 52,885 pounds of butter: 37,206 bushels of potatoes, and 1757 tons of hay. It contained 7 churches, 3 newspaper offices, and 624 pupils attending public schools. The rock which underlies the county is limestone of good quality. The county is liberally supplied with water-power. It is intersected by a plank-road from Fond du Lac to Lake Michigan, and by the Milwaukee and Green Bay railroad, in progress. The settlement begun in 1836; it was organized in 1839, and named from its principal river. Capital, Sheboygan. Population, 8379. (Baldwin's New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States..., 1854)

SHEBOYGAN, County, is bounded on the north by Calumet and Manitowoc, on the east by the State line in Lake Michigan, on the south by Washington, and on the west by Fond du Lac. It was set off from Brown Dec. 7, 1836; organized for county purposes Dec. 17, 1838; and attached to Fond du Lac for judicial purposes; and fully organized January 22,1846. The whole surface of the county is covered by a dense growth, of timber, among which pine is found in considerable quantities along the margin of the principal streams. The seat of justice is at the village of Sheboygan, on the lake, centrally from the north and south boundaries of the county. It is watered by the Sheboygan river and its tributaries. It is connected with the fourth judicial circuit, the third congressional and the first senate districts, and sends two members to the assembly as follows: 1st. Towns of Sheboygan, Wilson, Lima and Holland; 2d. Towns of Sheboygan Falls, Harmony, Rhine, Plymouth, Greenbush, Abbott, Mitchell, Scott and Lynden. Population in 1840 was 133; 1842, 227; 1846, 4637; 1847, 5,580; 1850, 8,836. There are 1,790 dwellings, 581 farms, and 30 manufactories. County Officers for 1853 and 1854: Judge, Chas. E. Morris; Sheriff, J. D. Murphy; Clerk of County Court, A. H. Edwards; District Attorney, Edward Elwell; Register, Charles Adolphi; Clerk of Board of Supervisors, J. T. Kingsbury; Treasurer, Geo. H. Wordan; County Surveyor, Horace Cleves.  (John Warren Hunt, Wisconsin Gazetteer..., Madison, 1853)

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