Marathon County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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File:Wi Marathon.png
Marathon County, Wisconsin in red.

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1850--Marathon County was created 9 February 1850 from Portage County.  County seat: Wausau [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Abbotsford†
  • Colby†
  • Marshfield†
  • Mosinee
  • Schofield
  • Wausau

† Only partially in Marathon County.

Villages
  • Athens
  • Birnamwood
  • Brokaw
  • Dorchester
  • Edgar
  • Elderon
  • Fenwood
  • Hatley
  • Kronenwetter
  • Marathon
  • Rothschild
  • Spencer
  • Stratford
  • Unity
  • Weston
Towns[2]
  • Bergen (created 10 Jan 1870)
  • Berlin (created 12 Feb 1859)
  • Bern (created 9 Jan 1902)
  • Bevent (created 19 Apr 1917)
  • Brighton (created 20 May 1873, name vacated 26 Mar 1874, reestablished 17 Aug 1874)
  • Cassel (created 12 Nov 1891)
  • Cleveland (created 14 Nov 1884)
  • Day (created 10 Jun 1881)
  • Easton (created 24 Oct 1861, name vacated 21 Mar 1865, reestablished 12 Nov 1878)
  • Eau Pleine (created 14 Nov 1884)
  • Elderon (created 21 Dec 1887)
  • Emmet (created 20 Dec 1888)
  • Frankfort (created 18 Dec 1889)
  • Franzen (created 9 Jan 1901)
  • Green Valley (created 12 Nov 1913)
  • Guenther (created 23 Mar 1921)
  • Halsey (created 15 Nov 1883)
  • Hamburg (created 11 Feb 1876)
  • Harrison (created 20 Dec 1888)
  • Hewitt (created 19 Dec 1894)
  • Holton (created 16 Sep 1875)
  • Hull (created 4 Mar 1873)
  • Johnson (created 15 Nov 1883)
  • Knowlton (created 12 Feb 1859)
  • Kronenwetter (created 12 Nov 1886)
  • Maine (created 1866)
  • Marathon (created 1851, name vacated 12 Nov 1856, reestablished 12 Feb 1859)
  • McMillan (created 21 Dec 1888)
  • Mosinee (created 12 Nov 1856)
  • Norrie (created 30 Dec 1886)
  • Plover (created 20 Jun 1890)
  • Reid (created 1917)
  • Rib Falls (created 12 Dec 1876)
  • Rib Mountain (created 12 Nov 1930)
  • Rietbrock (created 12 Nov 1879)
  • Ringle (created 9 Jan 1901)
  • Spencer (created 14 Nov 1876)
  • Stettin (created 1 Mar 1860)
  • Texas (created 17 Mar 1858)
  • Wausau (created 12 Nov 1856)
  • Weston (created 12 Feb 1859)
  • Wien (created 12 Nov 1867)
Defunct Towns[3]
  • Bull Falls (created 9 Jan 1849 in Portage County, set off to Marathon County 9 Feb 1850)
  • Eau Claire (created 12 Nov 1856, renamed Weston 12 Feb 1859)
  • Erickson (created 6 Jan 1905, renamed Flieth)
  • Flieth (created 21 Mar 1905, renamed Rib Mountain 12 Nov 1930)
  • Jenny (created 10 Nov 1857, set off to Lincoln County 4 Mar 1874)
  • Pike Lake (created 30 Dec 1886, renamed Bevent 19 Apr 1917)
Unincorporated Villages
  • Bevent
  • Bradley
  • Cherokee
  • Dancy
  • Gad
  • Galloway
  • Glandon
  • Granite Heights
  • Halder
  • Hamburg
  • Hogarty
  • Knowlton
  • Little Chicago
  • Little Rose
  • March Rapids
  • Milan
  • Moon
  • Norrie
  • Nutterville
  • Peplin
  • Pike Lake
  • Poniatowski
  • Rib Falls
  • Ringle
  • Rozellville
  • Shantytown
  • Sunset
  • Taegesville
  • Wien
Other Communities

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wisconsin Historical Society. Dictionary of Wisconsin History
  3. Wisconsin Historical Society. Dictionary of Wisconsin History