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Whitbeck, R. H., 1871-1939 (Ray Hughes) / The geography and economic development of southeastern Wisconsin
(1921)

Chapter VII. The city and county of Racine,   pp. 138-178 PDF (10.4 MB)


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GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEASTERY WISCONSIN
CHAPTER VII
THE CITY AND COUNTY OF RACINE
RACINE COUNTY
Racine is one of the small counties of Wisconsin, having a
total area of 323 square miles, or a little over 200,000 acres
(207,360).  When it was set off from Milwaukee County in
1836 it was about four times its present size.  Half of its
Fig. 54-Racine County has a high proportion of choice land and many fine
farm buildings.
original area went to make Walworth County in 1839, and a
half of the remainder was set off to form Kenosha County in
1850. The county has nine townships, four incorporated vil-
lages-Corliss, Rochester, Union Grove, and Waterford-and
two cities-Racine and Burlington.
SuIaFACE. The entire county is covered somewhat deeply
with glacial deposits, and fully 85 per cent of the total sur-
face is made up of terminal moraines; these are low, broad
hills with wide depressions between. The highest points in
the county reach only about 300 feet above the level of Lake
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