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Marathon County, created in 1850 from Portage County, is named after the Greek city of Marathon. Located in central Wisconsin, the county seat is Wausau.

Land Area 1,544.96 sq miles
Water Area 31.18 sq miles
Elevation 1,195 ft at Wausau. 1,924 ft at Queenıs Chair on Rib Mountain (fourth highest point in Wisconsin). 1,605 ft at Upper Mosinee Hill.
Number of Lakes 194
Area in Lakes 19,762 acres (30.88 sq miles)
Rivers Big Eau Pleine, Big Rib, Eau Claire, Little Eau Claire, Little Rib, Plover, Trappe, Wisconsin.
Major Watershed Wisconsin River
Geographical Province Northern Highland
Natural Vegetation Mostly maple, hemlock, and yellow birch; a narrow strip with white and red pine in center. Southwest: small area of conifer swamp.
Population  
1930:
1970:
1980:
1990:
2000:
70,629
97,457
111,270
115,400
125,834
 
Border Counties  
North:
East:
South:
West:
Taylor County, Lincoln County, Langlade County
Langlade County, Shawano County
Wood County, Portage County
Taylor County, Clark County

Marathon County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.marathon.wi.us
County Administrator Marathon County Administrator
500 Forest St
Wausau WI 54403
Phone: 715-261-1400
E-mail
Board of Supervisors Board of Supervisors
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
500 Forest St
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-261-1500
E-mail
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Courts
500 Forest St
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-261-1300
E-mail
County Sheriff Marathon County Sheriff
500 Forest St
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-261-1200
E-mail
Health Department Marathon County Health Officer
Lakeview Professional Plaza
1200 Lakeview Dr, Rm 200
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-848-9060
Highway Department Marathon County Highway Department
1430 West Street
Wausau WI 54401
Phone: 715-842-2205
E-mail
County Parks Wausau/Marathon County Park Department
212 River Drive, Ste 2
Wausau, WI 54403-5476
Phone: 715-261-1550
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
500 Forest St
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-261-1470
E-mail
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Marathon County
212 River Dr, Ste 3
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-261-1230
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box A
Athens, WI 54411-0901
Phone: 715-257-7531
  Edgar Area Business Association
1583 10th Ave
Edgar, WI 54426-9146
Phone: 715-352-2178
  Hatley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 99
Hatley, WI 54440-0099
Phone: 715-446-3435
  Marathon County Development Corporation
PO Box 6190
300 Third Street, #200
Wausau, WI 54402-6190
Phone: 715-845-6231
  Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce Inc.
301 Main St Ste 102
Mosinee, WI 54455-1472
Phone: 715-693-4330
  Spencer Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 52
Spencer, WI 54479-0052
Phone: 715-659-5423
  Stratford Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 312
Stratford, WI 54484-0312
Phone: 715-687-4466
  Wausau/Central WI Convention & Visitors Bur.
10204 Park Plaza Ste B
Mosinee, WI 54455
Phone: 715-355-8788
  Wausau/Marathon County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 6190
Wausau, WI 54402-6190
Phone: 715-845-6231

Historical and Genealogical Societies Marathon County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1512
Wausau, WI 54402-1512
E-mail
  Marathon County Historical Society
504 McIndoe St
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-848-6143
  Stratford Area Historical Society
PO Box 205
Stratford, WI 54484
Phone: 715-687-5881
  WIGenWebProject, Marathon County

Marathon County - Wisconsin Valley Library Service wvls.lib.wi.us       Marathon County Libraries www.mcpl.us
Marathon County Public Library
300 North First Street
Wausau 54403
715-261-7200

Marathon County Public Library - Athens Branch
221 Caroline St
Athens 54411
715-257-7292

Marathon County Public Library - Edgar Branch
224 S 3rd Ave
Edgar 54426
715-352-3155
Marathon County Public Library - Hatley Branch
435 Curtis Avenue
Hatley 54440
715-446-3537

Marathon County Public Library - Marathon Branch
704 3rd St
Marathon 54448
715-443-2775
Marathon County Public Library - Mosinee Branch (Joseph Dessert)
123 Main Street
Mosinee 54455
715-693-2144

Marathon County Public Library - Rothschild Area Branch
211 Grand Ave
Rothschild 54474
715-359-6208
Marathon County Public Library - Spencer Branch
105 Park St
Spencer 54479
715-659-3996

Marathon County Public Library - Stratford Branch
400 N 4th Ave
Stratford 54484
715-687-4420
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