Superior-Douglas County welcomes you! Douglas County is nestled on the western tip of the Great Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in surface area in the world. The sheer enormity of Lake Superior and its ever-changing colors and moods will astound you and awaken the adventurer within. Our incredible scenery, rich history and unique attractions provide the backdrop for colorful events and recreational opportunities
Douglas County was formed by law enacted on February 8, 1854, and was named after Illinois Senator Stephen A Douglas (of the famed Lincoln-Douglas debates), who was financially interested in Superior. The City of Superior was founded November 6, 1854, and was incorporated March 25, 1889. The area has much to offer visitors and residents alike, including both historical and natural sites, as well as industry and a growing economy.