2.01(46) (46)Pepin: Beginning in the center of the Mississippi River, at the mouth of Rush River; thence running due east to the range line between ranges 14 and 15 west of the meridian aforesaid; thence north on the said range line to the township line between townships 25 and 26; thence east on the township line to the range line between ranges 10 and 11 west; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 24 and 25; thence west on said township line to the Chippewa River; thence down the center of the main channel of said river to the Mississippi River; thence up the center of the Mississippi River to the place of beginning.
2.01(47) (47)Pierce: Beginning in the Mississippi River in the western boundary line of this state at the mouth of the Rush River; thence due east to the range line between ranges 14 and 15 west; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships 27 and 28; thence west on said township line to the western boundary of this state; thence southerly along said western boundary to the place of beginning.
2.01(48) (48)Polk: Beginning at the southeast corner of township 32, of range 15 west of the meridian aforesaid; running thence north on the range line to the township line between townships 37 and 38; thence west on said township line to the northwest corner of township 37, of range 17 west; thence south to the southwest corner of said township; thence west to the western boundary line of this state; thence southerly along said boundary line to the township line between townships 31 and 32; thence east on said township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(49) (49)Portage: Beginning at the southeast corner of township 21, of range 10 east of the meridian aforesaid; thence north on the range line to the township line between townships 25 and 26; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 5 and 6 east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 23 and 24; thence east on said township line to the range line between ranges 6 and 7 east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 20 and 21; thence east on said township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(50) (50)Price: Beginning at the southwest corner of township 34, of range 2 west of the meridian aforesaid; thence north on the range line to the township line between townships 40 and 41; thence east on said township line to the range line between ranges 3 and 4 east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 33 and 34; thence west on said township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(51) (51)Racine: Beginning at the northwest corner of township 4, of range 19 east of the aforesaid meridian; running thence east on the township line to the east boundary line of this state, in Lake Michigan; thence south along said boundary line to a point where the township line between townships 2 and 3, extended, intersects said boundary line; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 19 and 20 east; thence south on said range line to the section line between sections 24 and 25, in township 2, of range 19 east; thence west on said section line to the range line between ranges 18 and 19 east; thence north on said range line to the place of beginning.
2.01(52) (52)Richland: Beginning at a point in the center of the main channel of the Wisconsin River where the range line between ranges 2 and 3 east of the meridian aforesaid crosses said river; running thence on said range line to the northeast corner of township 12, of range 2 east; thence west on the township line to the northwest corner of township 12, of range 2 west of said meridian; thence south on the range line to the middle of the Wisconsin River, thence up the middle of the main channel of said river to the place of beginning.
2.01(53) (53)Rock: Beginning at the southwest corner of township one, of range 10 east of the meridian aforesaid, in the southern boundary line of this state; running thence east on said boundary line to the southeast corner of township one, of range 14 east; thence north on the range line to the northeast corner of township 4, of range 14 east; thence west on the township line to the northwest corner of township 4, of range 10 east; thence south on the range line to the place of beginning.
2.01(54) (54)Rusk: Commencing at the southeast corner of township 33 north, of range 5 west; running thence north on the range line between ranges 4 and 5, to the northeast corner of said township 33; thence running east on the town line between towns 33 and 34 to the southeast corner of township 34 north, of range 3 west; thence running north on the range line between ranges 2 and 3 west, to the northeast corner of township 36 north, of range 3 west; thence running west on the town line between townships 36 and 37, to the northwest corner of township 36 north, of range 9 west; thence south on the range line between ranges 9 and 10 west, to the southwest corner of township 33 north, of range 9 west; thence running east on the town line between townships 32 and 33 north, to the place of beginning.
2.01(55) (55)St. Croix: Beginning at the southeast corner of township 28, of range 15 west of the meridian aforesaid; running thence north on the range line to the township line between townships 31 and 32; thence west on said township line to the western boundary of this state; thence southerly along said western boundary line to the township line between townships 27 and 28; thence east on said township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(56) (56)Sauk: Beginning at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Wisconsin River, in the range line between ranges 2 and 3, east of the meridian aforesaid; running thence north on said range line to the southeast corner of township 13, of range 2 east; thence west on the township line to the southwest corner of the last-named township; thence north on the range line to the northwest corner of the last-named township; thence east on the township line to the middle of the Wisconsin River; thence down the middle of the main channel of said river until it intersects the range line between ranges 7 and 8 east; thence south on said range line until it strikes the middle of said river; thence down the middle of the main channel of said river to the place of beginning.
2.01(57) (57)Sawyer: Commencing at the southeast corner of township 37, range 3 west of the meridian aforesaid; thence north on the range line to the northeast corner of township 40, of range 3 west; thence west on the township line to the southeast corner of township 41, of range 5 west; thence north on the range line to the northeast corner of township 42, range 5 west; thence west on the township line to the northwest corner of township 42, range 9 west; thence south on the range line to the southwest corner of township 37, range 9 west; thence east on said township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(58) (58)Shawano: Beginning at the southeast corner of township 25, of range 18 east of said meridian; thence north on the range line to a point 264 feet north of the northeast corner of the southeast one-sixteenth in the southeast one-quarter of section one, in township 25, of range 18 east; thence west 825 feet; thence south 264 feet to the sixteenth-section line; thence west on sixteenth-section lines to the northwest corner of the southwest one-sixteenth in the southeast one-quarter of section one, in township 25, of range 18 east; thence north on quarter-section lines to the center-post of section 36, in township 26, of range 18 east; thence east on the quarter-section line to the quarter-post between section 36, in township 26, of range 18 east, and fractional section 31, in township 26 of range 19 east; thence north on the range line to the township line between townships 27 and 28; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 14 and 15 east; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships 28 and 29; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 12 and 13 east; thence north on the range line to the township line between townships 29 and 30; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 10 and 11 east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 25 and 26; thence east on said township line to the range line between ranges 15 and 16 east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 24 and 25; thence east on said township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(59) (59)Sheboygan: Beginning at the southwest corner of township 13, of range 20 east of the meridian aforesaid; running thence due east to the eastern boundary line of this state, in Lake Michigan; thence northerly on said boundary line until it intersects a line running due east between townships 16 and 17; thence due west on said line to the northwest corner of township 16, of range 20 east; thence south on the range line to the place of beginning.
2.01(60) (60)Taylor: Beginning at the northeast corner of township 33, of range 3 east of the meridian aforesaid; thence running west on the township line to the range line between ranges 4 and 5 west; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 29 and 30; thence east on said township line to the range line between ranges 2 and 3 east; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships 30 and 31; thence east on said township line to the southeast corner of township 31, of range 3 east; thence north on the east line of townships 31, 32 and 33 to the place of beginning.
2.01(61) (61)Trempealeau: Beginning at the point of the western boundary line of this state, in the Mississippi River, where the line between townships 17 and 18 intersects said boundary line; thence running east on said township line to the main channel of Black River; thence up the middle of the main channel of said river to the range line between ranges 6 and 7 west; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships 24 and 25; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 9 and 10 west; thence south on said range line to the Trempealeau or Mountain River; thence down the meandered channel, being the most westerly channel of said Trempealeau or Mountain River, passing through townships 20 and 19 of range 10 west, and through the northeast corner of section 2, and through sections 3, 10, 9 and 15, of township 18, of range 10 west, to the Mississippi River, including in Trempealeau County the island in the Mississippi River composed of portions of sections 14, 15, 22, 23 and 24, of township 18, of range 10 west, as surveyed by the United States, to the western boundary of this state in the Mississippi River; thence down the main channel of said river along said boundary line to the place of beginning.
2.01(62) (62)Vernon: Beginning at the northeast corner of township 12, of range 3 west of the meridian aforesaid; thence running south on the range line to the northeast corner of section 24, of township 11, of range 3 west; thence west on the section line to the boundary line of this state, in the main channel of the Mississippi River, thence northerly on the boundary line of this state in said river, to the point of intersection of said boundary line and the township line between township 14 and 15; thence east on said township line to the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 34, township 15, of range 2 west; thence north to the northwest corner of said southeast quarter of the southwest quarter; thence east one mile to the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 35, township 15, of range 2 west; thence south to the southeast corner of said southwest quarter of the southwest quarter; thence east to the northeast corner of township 14, of range one east; thence south on the range line to the southeast corner of township 13, of range one east; thence west on the township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(63) (63)Vilas: Commencing at the southeast corner of township 40 north, of range 11 east of the meridian aforesaid, thence north on the township line to the 4th correction line; thence east on the 4th correction line to the range line between ranges 12 and 13 east; thence north on the range line between ranges 12 and 13 east to the state boundary; thence northwesterly on the state boundary to the northwest corner of township 44, of range 5 east; thence south on the range line to the southwest corner of township 41 north, of range 5 east; thence west on the township line between towns 40 and 41 to the northwest corner of town 40 north, of range 4 east; thence south on the range line to the southwest corner of township 40 north, range 4 east; thence east on the township line between townships 39 and 40 to the northwest corner of township 39 north, of range 10 east; thence south on the range line between ranges 9 and 10 east to the southwest corner of section 18, in township 39 north, of range 10 east; thence east on the south lines of sections 18, 17, 16, 15, 14 and 13 to the southeast corner of section 13, in the same town and range; thence north on the range line between ranges 10 and 11 east to the northeast corner of township 39 north, of range 10 east; thence east on the township line between townships 39 and 40 to the place of beginning.
2.01(64) (64)Walworth: Beginning at the southwest corner of township one, of range 15 east of the meridian aforesaid, in the southern boundary line of this state; running thence east on said boundary line to the southeast corner of township one, of range 18 east; thence north on the range line to the northeast corner of township 4, of range 18 east; thence west on the township line to the northwest corner of township 4, of range 15 east; thence south on the range line to the place of beginning.
2.01(65) (65)Washburn: Commencing at the southeast corner of township 37, of range 10 west of the meridian aforesaid; thence north on the range line to the northeast corner of township 42, of range 10; thence west on the township line to the northwest corner of township 42, of range 13 west; thence south on the range line to the southwest corner of township 37, of range 13 west; thence east on the township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(66) (66)Washington: Beginning at the southwest corner of township 9, of range 18 east of the meridian aforesaid; running thence east on the township line to the range line between ranges 20 and 21 east; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships 12 and 13; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 17 and 18 east; thence south on said range line to the place of beginning.
2.01(67) (67)Waukesha: Beginning at the southwest corner of township 5, of range 17 east of the meridian aforesaid; running thence east on the township line to the southeast corner of township 5, of range 20 east; thence north on the range line to the northeast corner of township 8, of range 20 east; thence west on the township line to the northwest corner of township 8, of range 17 east; thence south on the range line to the place of beginning.
2.01(68) (68)Waupaca: Beginning at the southeast corner of township 21, of range 14 east of the meridian aforesaid; running thence north on the range line to the township line between townships 24 and 25; thence east on said township line to the range line between ranges 15 and 16 east; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships 25 and 26; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 10 and 11 east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 20 and 21; thence east on said township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(69) (69)Waushara: Beginning at the southeast corner of township 18, of range 13 east of the meridian aforesaid; running thence north on the range line to the northeast corner of township 20; thence west on the township line to the range line between ranges 7 and 8 east; thence south on said range line to the township line between townships 17 and 18; thence east on said township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(70) (70)Winnebago: Beginning at the northeast corner of township 20, of range 17 east of the meridian aforesaid; running thence due south through Lake Winnebago until it intersects the township line between townships 16 and 17; thence west on said township line to the southwest corner of township 17, of range 14 east; thence north on the range line to the northwest corner of township 20, of range 14 east; thence east on the township line to the place of beginning.
2.01(71) (71)Wood: Beginning at the southwest corner of township 21, of range 2 east of the meridian aforesaid; running thence east on the township line to the range line between ranges 6 and 7 east; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships 23 and 24; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges 5 and 6 east; thence north on said range line to the township line between townships 25 and 26; thence west on said township line to the range line between ranges one and 2 east; thence south on said range line to the place of beginning.
2.01 History History: 1999 a. 25; 2001 a. 104; 2011 a. 66, 260.
2.02 2.02 Construction of boundary descriptions. Whenever the boundary line of any county is described as running north or south on any range line, or east or west on any township line, the said boundary line shall be deemed to run on such lines as are established by the United States survey, making such offsets, where said range lines and township lines are not continuous straight lines, as are made by such United States surveys.
2.03 2.03 Jurisdiction of counties on boundary streams. Whenever 2 counties are separated from each other by a river or a creek, the middle of the main channel of such river or creek shall be the division line between them, unless otherwise provided in the description of the boundaries of such counties. The counties so separated shall have common jurisdiction of all offenses committed on the waters between them, and all writs and process issued in any such county may be executed at any place on the waters of such river or creek opposite the county from which it was issued.
2.04 2.04 Jurisdiction of counties on boundary lakes and state boundary waters. The counties now or hereafter organized upon the westerly shore of Lake Michigan shall have jurisdiction in common of all offenses committed on the lake. The counties now or hereafter organized on the shores of Green Bay shall have jurisdiction in common of all offenses committed on Green Bay. The counties now or hereafter organized on the southerly shore of Lake Superior shall have jurisdiction in common of all offenses committed on the lake. The counties now or hereafter organized on the easterly shore of the Mississippi River shall have jurisdiction in common of all offenses committed on the river. The counties now or hereafter organized on the shores of Lake Winnebago shall have jurisdiction in common of all offenses committed on any part of the lake. The counties now or hereafter organized on the easterly shore of the St. Croix River or lake shall have jurisdiction in common of all offenses committed on any part of the river or lake; when 2 or more counties are now or hereafter organized on the shores of any inland water of this state, as defined in s. 29.001 (45), the counties shall have jurisdiction in common of all offenses committed on any part of the inland water; and all offenses committed against this state on any part of the waters may be heard and tried in any of the counties having common jurisdiction over the waters where the offense may be committed in which legal process against the offender is first served and may be alleged and shall be conclusively deemed to have been committed within the county; and all civil process from any of the counties may be executed within and upon the waters that are within the jurisdiction of the county. In the construction of this section all wharves and piers are part of the land with which they are connected.
2.04 History History: 1983 a. 27 s. 2202 (38); 1997 a. 248.
2.05 2.05 Brown County records. The record in Brown County, made prior to January 1, 1840, of any such conveyance or instrument mentioned in s. 889.17, affecting lands situated in any other county at the time such record was made and duly certified copies thereof, shall be received in evidence with the same effect as if the same had been duly recorded in the county where the land was situated except against purchasers or claimants of any title, estate, interest or lien, in good faith and without notice, and except that no notice shall be implied from such record. A copy of any such record, duly certified by the register of deeds of Brown County, may also be recorded in any county where the land may be situated with like effect as the original conveyance or instrument; and any such record of any such copy heretofore made shall have such effect.
2.06 2.06 Records of Iron and Forest counties. The records of Iron and Forest counties, which have been or may be transcribed from the original records of other counties, of which the territory now comprising either of said counties was formerly a part, under and by direction of the county board of either such counties and properly attested by the affidavit of the person or persons making such transcription or certified to under the hand and official seal of the officer having the custody of such original records shall be received in all courts as prima facie evidence of the matters therein contained in the same manner as now provided by law for the reception of record evidence, and as to Iron County shall be so received notwithstanding any defects in said certificate, either as to form or omission therefrom of matter or facts required by law to be stated. One such certificate to each volume of records or other documents so transcribed shall be deemed sufficient.
2.07 2.07 Transcribed records of Rusk County. The transcribed records of Rusk County, which have been or may be transcribed from the original records of other counties, of which territory now comprising said Rusk County were formerly a part, under and by direction of the county board of Rusk County, and properly attested by the affidavit of the person or persons making such transcriptions, shall be received in all courts in this state, as prima facie evidence of the matters therein contained, in the same manner as now provided by law for the reception of record evidence.
2.08 2.08 Transcribed records of Menominee County. The records of Menominee County, which have been or may be transcribed from the original records of other counties, of which the territory now comprising said Menominee County was formerly a part, under and by direction of the county board of Menominee County and properly attested by the affidavit of the person or persons making such transcription or certified to under the hand and official seal of the officer having the custody of such original records, shall be received in all courts as prima facie evidence of the matters therein contained in the same manner as now provided by law for the reception of record evidence. Title in grantees of the United States to lands situated in Menominee County shall become valid as of the effective date of the patent to such grantees, and no action or proceeding shall be commenced in any court in this state to question the validity of title passed by the patent when the patent has been duly recorded with the register of deeds of Menominee County. This section shall not affect any rights of this state.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 7 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-19)