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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 - 2014 April Election

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for 2014 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
2014 County Health Rankings are here!
The 2014 Rankings are now live, allowing people across the country to see how their communities fare when it comes to being a healthy place to live, learn, work, and play. Below you will find a summary of Lincoln County 2014 rankings, data source measurements and new measurements used in 2014.

Click to download the following documents: 2014 New Measures, 2014 Measures and Data Sources, 2014 County Health Rankings
2014 Seasonal Weight Limits
Click Here for the Seasonal Weight Limits on Lincoln County Highways. These limits will be enacted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
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Apr. 21, 2014 - 8:00 am
Pine Crest Board of Trustees Meeting - Pine Crest Nursing Home
2100 E 6th Street
Conference Room
Merrill, WI 54452
Apr. 22, 2014 - 7:30 am
Law Enforcement Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Safety Building
1104 E 1st Street, Conference Room
Merrill, WI 54452
Apr. 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Public Property Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 248
Merrill, WI 54452
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