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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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Proposed Ordinance updates to Chapter 20 (Floodplain Ordinance) & Chapter 21 (Shoreland Ordinance)
The Land Services Committee will be holding a public hearing at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017 to amend 2 chapters of our code. To see the proposed changes please click on the links below:

Floodplain Ordinance amendments click here
Shoreland Ordinance amendments click here
Request for Proposal - Snow Plow Equipment and Road Gravel
The Lincoln County Highway Department will accept sealed bids for the following at the Interim Highway Commissioner’s office, 100 Cooper Street, Merrill, WI 54452, until
2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read and placed on file for action by the Lincoln County Highway Committee.

Click here to view the full RFP for Snow Plow Equipment (Blades, Wing Stock Steel).

Click here to view the full RFP for Road Gravel.
Election Results - 2017 General Election - April 4, 2017



Click Here for 2017 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
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Jan. 1, 2017 - Jan. 3, 2018
2017 Holiday Schedule
May 30, 2017 - 4:30 pm
Highway Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 248
Merrill, WI 54452
May 31, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Care Connections of Wisconsin (CCCW) - CCCW Wausau Office
1200 Lakeview Drive
Wausau, WI 54403
May 31, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Board of Health Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Rooms 248
Merrill, WI 54452
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