As it stands, the current courthouse is the third such building to serve the people of Clark County. Visitors of the courthouse often remark on its unique layout and structure. This is because the original structure was built in the early 60s and opened to the public in 1966. At that time, the historic Clark County Jail building was still in use. Built in 1897, the jail remained in use until the late 70s. At that time, a committee was created to study and plan a new jail facility, heating plant, and office space. In 1978 the east addition was added to the existing structure and completed the courthouse that is in use today.
Clark County was established in 1854 after Wisconsin Legislature carved out a section of Jackson County and renamed it Clark County. Early speculation was that the county was named after Moses Clark an early settler who became justice of the peace and county surveyor; however, the official record indicates that Clark County is actually named after George Rogers Clark. George Rogers Clark was a revolutionary war hero who pushed north from Ohio to rid the northern territories of British influence. Notably, George Rogers Clark is also the elder brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expeditions.
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Clark County is an equal opportunity / civil rights compliance employer. Clark County accepts applications for currently advertised positions only. Vacancies are posted at the Wisconsin Job Center Office and online.Applications may be submitted via U.S. Mail, online, by fax at (715) 743-5159, or via email.
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The Clark County Courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30PM except for the following holidays:
January 1 - New Years Day
Friday before Easter
July 4 - Independence Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
December 24 - Christmas Eve Day
December 25 - Christmas Day