In the spring of 1838, three men staked out claims at the present site of Sauk City. By 1840, settlements had been established at what are now Prairie du Sac and Baraboo. Sauk County was formed in 1840 and was surveyed between 1840 and 1845.
Demographics: Sauk County is one of the ten fastest growing counties in Wisconsin. The State of Wisconsin estimates the population of the County to be 61,086 people. This represents a 9.9% increase from the 2000 Census. This rate of growth is significantly higher than that of the state as a whole, ranking Sauk County as 7th amongst the 72 counties. The median age of County residents is 38.8 years. This is higher than the state's median age and continues to grow at a rate in excess of the state median age.
Sauk County is a wonderful place to visit with all of the diversity that is offered. From the glacial bluffs to the endless fields of plenty, there is much natural beauty to see. There are many ways to enjoy your stay in this County. From one corner to the other, you will find something to delight you in this beautiful and thriving County.