"On Chequamegon Bay" Washburn by yooperprof

Washburn Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 8 photos

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A Pretty place.

This is the Bayfield County seat. Bayfield has a year-round population of 14,000, though I'm sure it's higher in the summer.

At one time Du Pont had a major munitions factory in Washburn, and 10,000 people lived in the town. The town now has about 2300 residents, but I wouldn't be surprised if the population starts to grow again - this is a beautiful place.

Bayfield County Courthouse

The present Bayfield County was created in 1866. In 1892 the county seat was moved from Bayfield to Washburn. This Courthouse was erected in 1894-95; of locally quarried sandstone at a cost of $31,737.00, by the architectural firm of Orff and Joralemon, Mpls.

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  • Last visit to Washburn: Aug 2004
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