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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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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.

View List of Weight Limits on Lincoln County Highways.
Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails

All Lincoln County snowmobile and winter ATV trails are closed.

Click here to view 2019 Snowmobile Map:

Click here to view Lincoln County 2018-2019 Snowmobile Funded Trail and Club Trail Locations:
Lincoln County Spring Timber Sale
Lincoln County Forestry, Land & Parks Department is offering 32 timber sales with bids due by 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 to be opened at 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019. Bids will be awarded Monday, May 6, 2019 at approximately 3:00 p.m.
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Apr. 23, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Lincoln County Safe and Stable Families Committee (PSSF) - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 247
Merrill, WI 54452
Apr. 25, 2019 - 9:30 am
Lincoln County Internetworking Consortium (LINC) - T.B. Scott Library
106 W 1st Street, Board Room 3rd Floor
Merrill, WI 54452
Apr. 25, 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
Apr. 25, 2019 - 12:00 pm
North Central Health Care - North Central Health Care
1100 Lake View Drive
Wausau Board Room
Wausau, WI 54403
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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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