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Forest County, created in 1885 from Langlade and Oconto Counties, is named after the dense forest that covered the area when it was first settled. Located in northeast Wisconsin, the county seat is Crandon.

Land Area 1,014.05 sq miles
Water Area 32.34 sq miles
Elevation 1,629 ft at Crandon. 1,938 ft at Sugarbush Hill (third highest point in Wisconsin). 1,875 ft at East Hill.
Number of Lakes 824
Area in Lakes 22,531 acres (35.2 sq miles)
Rivers Lily, Oconto, Peshtigo, Rat, Wolf
Major Watershed Lake Michigan (East), Wisconsin River (West)
Geographical Province Northern Highland
Natural Vegetation Maple, basswood, and yellow birch. North-central, and east-central: conifer swamp.
Population  
1930:
1970:
1980:
1990:
2000:
11,118
7,691
9,044
8,776
10,024
 
Border Counties  
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East:
South:
West:
Iron County Michigan (UP), Florence County
Florence County, Marinette County
Oconto County, Langlade County
Langlade County, Oneida County, Vilas County

Forest County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.forest.wi.gov
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
200 E Madison St
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715-478-2422
County Parks Forest County Forestry Deoartment
200 E Madison
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715-478-3475
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
200 E Madison St
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715-478-3823
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Forest County
200 E Madison St
Crandon, WI 54520-1414
Phone: 715-478-2212
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Forest County Chamber of Commerce
116 South Lake Ave
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715-478-3450
  Forest County Advertising Committee
200 E Madison St
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715-478-2212
  Laona Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 229
Laona, WI 54541-0229
Phone: 715-674-3007
  Pickerel-Pearson Business Association
PO Box 76
Pickerel, WI 54465
Phone: 715-484-3634
  Wabeno Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 105
Wabeno, WI 54566
Phone: 715-473-2311

Historical and Genealogical Societies Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 432
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715-478-3559
  Forest History Association of Wisconsin
403 McIndoe St
Wausau, WI 54403-4746
Phone: 715-848-6143
  WIGenWebProject, Forest County

Forest County - Wisconsin Valley Library Service wvls.lib.wi.us
Crandon Public Library
110 W Polk St
Crandon 54520
715-478-3784
Edith Evans Community Library
5216 Forest Ave
P.O. Box 127
Laona 54541
715-674-4751
Wabeno Public Library
4556 North Branch Street
PO Box 340
Wabeno 54566
715-473-4131
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