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Lincoln County was created by the Wisconsin Legislature on March 4, 1874, with a population of 895, and land area of 2,750,000 acres. At that time Lincoln County included most of present day Oneida and Vilas Counties, as well as parts of present day Langlade, Taylor, Price and Iron Counties. Lincoln County reached its present size in 1885.

The early progress of Lincoln County is synonymous with the growth of the logging industry. The pines and virgin hardwood forests attracted loggers from far and wide. As operations grew, settlements sprang up bringing the need for stores and other business places. In clearing the forest, the lumbermen were opening the way for the farmer.

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Public Hearing for updating the Lincoln County Farmland Preservation Plan & the Land and Water Resource Management Plan
The Land Services Committee with the help of North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) will be holding a public hearing to revise the Lincoln County Land & Water Resource Management Plan AND the Lincoln County Farmland Preservation Plan. The public hearings will be on November 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m in Room #156 of the Lincoln County Service Center.
US 51 improvements in Lincoln County scheduled to begin October 24
Work to improve safety on US 51 at the Lincoln County S interchange (townships of Bradley and Skanawan) is currently scheduled to begin October 24.
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Oct. 27, 2016 - 8:30 am
Zoning Board of Adjustment - Lincoln County Service Center, Room #156.
Nov. 3, 2016 - 7:30 am
Highway Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Highway Department
100 Cooper Street, Commissioner's Office
Merrill, WI 54452
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