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Histories:  Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:

"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":

Chapter 10:

Organization Act of Trempealeau County

-As transcribed from pages 222 - 223


An Act to organize the County of Trempe a l'eau.  Published, Jan. 30, 1854.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

1.  All that portion of country embraced in the following boundaries, is hereby set off into a separate county to be called and known as the County of Trempe a l'eau, to-wit:  Beginning at the point on the Mississippi River where the line between townships 17 and 18 north, strikes said river; thence running east on said line to the main channel of Black River; thence up the main channel of Black River to the line between townships 18 and 19 north; tench east on said line to the range line between ranges 6 and 7 west; thence north on said range line to the line between townships 24 and 25 north; thence west on said line and to the range line between ranges 9 and 10 west; thence south on said range line to Trempe a l'eau River; thence down the main channel of the Trempe a l'eau River to the Mississippi River; thence down the main channel of the Mississippi River to the place of beginning.

2.  There shall be an election held in said county on the first Monday of September, 1854, for the election of a suitable person for county judge of said county, which election shall be conducted and the returns thereof made as now required by law for the election of county judges; and the judge so elected shall hold his office for the term of three years from and after the 1st day of January, 1855, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

3.  At the general election to be held in the month of November, 1854, there shall be elected in said county, all proper county officers; which officers shall qualify as now provided by law, and enter upon the duties of their several offices the 1st day of January, 1855.

4.  The board of supervisors of the Town of Monteville, in said county, shall have power to act as the board of supervisors of said county until other towns in said county shall be organized and elections therein held for town officers as now provided by law.

5.  The seat of justice in said county shall be, and the same is hereby located, on the northwest quarter of section 33, in township 19 north, of range 8 west.

6.  The said County of Trempe a l'eau is hereby attached to the County of La Crosse for judicial purposes, until the 1st day of January, 1855, after which time the said county shall be fully organized for judicial purposes and shall be attached to the sixth judicial circuit.

7.   The county court for said County of Trempe a l'eau shall be held at the county seat thereof, on the first Monday of March, the first Monday of June, the first Monday of September, and the first Monday of December in each year, after said county is organized for judicial purposes as provided in this Act.

8.  The Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approve, Jan. 27, 1854.

(Chap. 2, General Laws - State of Wisconsin.)





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