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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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Election Results - 2019 April Election



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All Election Night returns are unofficial. For complete and final results for local or school district contests contact each local municipal clerk and/or the school district clerk.
Lincoln County Jail - Video Surveillance Upgrade - Addendum #2 (3/13/2019)
Corrects date in previous addendum.
Weight Limits for Lincoln County Highways 2019
Lincoln County Highway Commissioner, John Hanz advises that seasonal weight limits will be go into effect at 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This is for County Roads only.

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Mar. 25, 2019 - 9:00 am
Retained County Authority (RCA) Committee of Langlade , Lincoln and Marathon Counties and the North Central Community Services Program Board Executive Committee - Marathon County Courthouse
Employee Resources Conference Room (C-149)
500 Forest Street
Wausau, WI 54403
Mar. 28, 2019 - 10:00 am
North Central ITBEC Board and Tourism & Economic Development Advisory Committee Joint Meeting - Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
1263 S. Main Street
Shawano, WI 54166
Mar. 28, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Board of Health Committee Meeting - Health & Human Services Building
607 N Sales Street, Suite 202
3rd Floor Conference Room 1
Merrill, WI 54452
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Lincoln County is designing a new website that will be mobile friendly, feature rich, and easy to navigate. We're looking for high quality pictures from around the County to use as background images and were hoping you could help. The best photos will be displayed on the new website’s homepage! To submit photos, please email them to kat.hartwig@co.lincoln.wi.us and let us know what area of the County they’re from. Disclaimer: By submitting a picture, you warrant that your submission is not copyrighted and consent to its use by Lincoln County.
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