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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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Request for Proposal - Land Services Department Vehicle
The Lincoln County Land Services Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to purchase a 2017 Four Wheel Drive SUV/Cross-Over FOB at the Lincoln County Government Service Center/Land Services Department located at 801 N. Sales Street, Merrill WI 54452.
Lincoln County Officials Remind Drivers to Stay Safe This Construction Season
Lincoln County Highway Committee urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones throughout the 2017 construction season.

Road workers are just like anyone else. They want to do a good job and make it home to their families at night. We ask that everyone take extra time and stay alert on the roads.
Notice to Taxpayers - Lincoln County Treasurer's Office Hours
The County Treasurer’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Jan. 1, 2017 - Jan. 3, 2018
2017 Holiday Schedule
Aug. 23, 2017 - 9:00 am
Central Wisconsin Economic Development Fund Inc. - Portage County Annex
Rooms 1 & 2 First Floor
1462 Strongs Ave
Stevens Point, WI
Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
Local Emergency Planning Committee - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 248
Merrill, WI 54452
Aug. 25, 2017 - 8:00 am
North Central Health Care - North Central Health Care
1100 Lake View Drive, Board Room
Wausau, WI 54403
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