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Oconto County, created in 1851 from unorganized territory, is named for an Indian settlement and a river whose name means "plentiful with fish." Located in northeast Wisconsin, the county seat is Oconto.

Land Area 997.97 sq miles Click for Oconto, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 151.07 sq miles
Elevation 591 ft at Oconto
Number of Lakes 378
Area in Lakes 11,053 acres (17.27 sq miles)
Rivers Little, Little Suamico, Oconto, Pensaukee
Major Watershed Lake Michigan
Geographical Province Northwest: Northern Highland. Central: Central Plain. Southeast: Eastern Ridges and Lowlands.
Natural Vegetation Mostly maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. Central, East-central and southeast: large areas of black spruce, tamarack and cedar.
Population  
1930:
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1980:
1990:
2000:
26,386
25,553
28,947
30,226
35,634
 
Border Counties  
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West:
Forest County, Marinette County
Marinette County, Lake Michigan
Brown County, Menominee County, Shawano County
Shawano County, Menominee County, Langlade County

Oconto County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.oconto.wi.us
Board of Supervisors County Board
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
301 Washington St
Oconto, WI 54153-1699
Phone: 920-834-6800
Circuit Court Circuit Court Phone: 920-834-6857
County Sheriff Sheriff Phone: 920-834-6919
Health Department Health & Human Services
501 Park Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153-1612
Phone: 920-834-7000
Highway Department Highway Department
PO Box 138
Oconto, WI 54153
Phone: 920-834-6885
County Parks Forestry/Park/Recreation
301 Washington St
Oconto, WI 54153
Phone: 920-834-6995
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
301 Washington St
Oconto, WI 54153-1699
Phone: 920-834-6807
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Oconto County
301 Washington St
Oconto, WI 54153-1699
Phone: 920-834-6845
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Gillett Business Association
PO Box 454
Gillett, WI 54124-0454
Phone: 920-855-6637
  Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Lakewood, WI 54138-0087
Phone: 715-276-6500
  Lena Community Development Corp.
PO Box 59
Lena, WI 54139-0059
Phone: 920-829-5525
  Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 174
Oconto, WI 54153-0174
Phone: 920-834-6254
  Oconto County Economic Development Corp.
PO Box 43
Oconto, WI 54153
Phone: 920-834-6969
888-626-6862
  Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 24
Oconto Falls, WI 54154-0024
Phone: 920-846-8306

Historical and Genealogical Societies Oconto County Genealogical Society
PO Box 114
Suring, WI 54174
E-mail
  Oconto County Historical Society
917 Park Ave
Oconto, WI 54153
Phone: 920-834-6206
E-mail
  WIGenWebProject, Oconto County

Oconto County - Nicolet Federated Library System www.nfls.lib.wi.us
Farnsworth Public Library
715 Main Street
Oconto 54153
920-834-7730

Gillett Public Library
200 E Main Street
P O Box 109
Gillett 54124
920-855-6224
Lakes Country Public Library
15235 Hwy 32
P O Box 220
Lakewood 54138
715-276-9020

Lena Public Library
117 Main Street
P O Box 179
Lena 54139
920-829-5335
Oconto Falls Community Library
251 N Main Street
Oconto Falls 54154
920-846-2673
Suring Area Public Library
924 East Main Street
P O Box 74
Suring 54174
920-842-4451
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