Racine County, Wisconsin

County: Racine

State: Wisconsin

Lat/Long: 42.78, -87.76

Racine County is a county on the southeastern coast of Wisconsin. Bordering Lake Michigan, south of Milwaukee, Racine County came into existence on December 7, 1836, when the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature organized it from Milwaukee. As originally configured, Racine County included Kenosha County within its boundaries. In 1850, the Wisconsin Legislature created Kenosha County, reducing Racine County to its present boundaries. Racine (city) is the county seat.

The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin (Chicago: Western Historical, 1879), 355, 365; Frank R. Abate, ed., American Places Dictionary (Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1994), 3:1000; Louise Phelps Kellogg, "Organization, Boundaries, and Names of Wisconsin Counties," Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting Held October 21, 1909 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1910), 190.