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Vilas County, created in 1893 from Oneida County, is named for William Vilas, a Civil War officer, postmaster general, secretary of the interior and Wisconsin senator. Located in northeast Wisconsin, the county seat is Eagle River.

Land Area 873.72 sq miles Click for Eagle River, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 144.13 sq miles
Elevation 1,647 ft at Eagle River. 1,869 ft at Monahan Lake Fire Tower. 1,845 ft at Muskellunge Hill.
Number of Lakes 1,318
Area in Lakes 93,889 acres (146.7 sq miles)
Rivers Deerskin, Manitowish, Trout, Wisconsin
Major Watershed Lake Superior (North), Chippewa River (West), Wisconsin River (East)
Geographical Province Northern Highland
Natural Vegetation Northern half: maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. Southern half: white and red pine, areas of black spruce, tamarack, and cedar. Northeast: samll area of jack pine and prairie grasses.
Population  
1930:
1970:
1980:
1990:
2000:
7,294
10,958
16,535
17,707
21,033
 
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West:
Michigan (UP), Iron County
Forest County
Forest County, Oneida County
Price County, Iron County

Vilas County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.vilas.wi.us
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-3600
County Parks Forestry Department
330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-5160
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
330 Court St
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-3660
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Vilas County
330 Court St
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-3648
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 286
Boulder Junction, WI 54512-0286
Phone: 715-385-2400
  Conover Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 32
4665 Cty Hwy K East
Conover, WI 54519
Phone: 715-479-4928
Toll Free: 866-394-4386
  Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1917
Eagle River, WI 54521-1917
Phone: 715-479-6400
 
Lac du Flambeau Chamber of Commerce
602 Peace Pipe Rd
P.O. Box 67
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Phone: 715-588-3346
Toll Free: 877-588-3346
E-mail
  Land O'Lakes Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 599
Land O Lakes, WI 54540-0599
Phone: 715-547-3432
  Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 251
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-0251
Phone: 715-543-8488
Toll Free: 888-626-9877
  Phelps Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 217
Phelps, WI 54554-0217
Phone: 715-545-3800
  Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 135
Presque Isle, WI 54557-9719
Phone: 715-686-2910
  Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 191
Sayner, WI 54560-0191
Phone: 715-542-3789
Toll Free: 888-722-3789
  St. Germain Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 155
Saint Germain, WI 54558-0155
Phone: 715-477-2205
  Vilas County Chamber of Commerce
330 Court St
Eagle River, WI 54521-8362
Phone: 715-479-3649
  Winchester Chamber of Commerce
HC2 Box 483
Winchester, WI 54557
Phone: 715-686-2232

Historical and Genealogical Societies Eagle River Genealogy Society
PO Box 693
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-8899
  Eagle River Historical Society
PO Box 2011
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-4845
  Lac du Flambeau Historical and Cultural Society
PO Box 729
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Phone: 715-588-7626
  Land O' Lakes Historical Society
PO Box 541
Land O' Lakes, WI 54540
Phone: 715-547-3638
  WIGenWebProject, Vilas County

Vilas County - Northern Waters Library Service www.nwls.lib.wi.us/
Boulder Junction Public Library
P.O. Box 9
Boulder Junction 54512
715-385-2050

Eleanor Ellis Public Library
P.O. Box 8
Town Hall Road
Phelps 54554
715-545-2887

Irma Stein Memorial Library
School Loop Rd
P.O. Box 115
Presque Isle 54557
715-686-7613
Koller Memorial Library
Box 100, Hwy 51
Manitowish Waters 54545
715-543-2700

Lac du Flambeau Public Library
Peace Pipe Road
P.O. Box 368
Lac du Flambeau 54538
715-588-7001
Land O' Lakes Public Library
4242 County B
P.O. Box 450
Land O’Lakes 54540
715-547-6006

Olson Memorial Library
203 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 69
Eagle River 54521
715-479-8070
Plum Lake Public Library
239 Highway 155
P.O. Box 99
Sayner 54560
715-542-2020

Winchester Public Library
HC 2
Box 625
Winchester 54557
715-686-2926
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