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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.

View List of Weight Limits on Lincoln County Highways.
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Mar. 19, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Meeting - William Buedingen Training Center
W6147 State Road 86
Tomahawk, WI 54487
Mar. 20, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Solid Waste Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 247/248
Merrill, WI 54452
Mar. 21, 2019 - 8:30 am
Department Head Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 257
Merrill, WI 54452
Mar. 21, 2019 - 3:30 pm
EMS/Judicial Committee - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N. Sales St., Room 248
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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