Lincoln County

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Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was President of the United States of America.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Onieda County

E – Oneida County and Langlade County

S – Marathon County

W – Taylor County and Price County

 

Created:   March 4, 1874                        Map of Wisconsin highlighting Lincoln County

County Seat: 

Merrill  1874 – present

 

County Courthouse – Merrill

 

Location:  1110 East Main Street / South Central Avenue

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Van Ryn & De Gelleke

Contractor:  J English

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, granite and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Merrill. The base is native Wisconsin brownstone; the first story is light-brown colored brick; and the second story and tower are salmon colored brick. The central south tower rises six stories with clock and silver colored dome at the top. There are arched windows on the second story. The steep roof has large dormers. In the interior natural-wood fluted Ionic columns support beams in the central stairway, which has cast iron railings and stairs. The floor under the dome has an elaborate floral pattern in the tiles. 

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Lincoln County Courhouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1874 and Merrill was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1876. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1902 to 1903.

 

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County Courthouse – Merrill

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2008