Kenosha County, Wisconsin

County: Kenosha

State: Wisconsin

Lat/Long: 42.5667, -88.0500

Kenosha County is a county in southeastern Wisconsin. Located on the border with Wisconsin and Illinois, with its eastern boundary on Lake Michigan, Kenosha County came into existence on January 30, 1850, when the Wisconsin Legislature organized it from Racine County. Kenosha County was the first county created after Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848. Kenosha (city) is the county seat.

The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin (Chicago: Western Historical, 1879), 493, 500, 504; Frank R. Abate, ed., American Places Dictionary (Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1994), 3:971; 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), 202.