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Wood County, created in 1856 from Portage County, is named after Joseph Wood, a state legislator. Located in central Wisconsin, the county seat is Wisconsin Rapids.

Land Area 792.78 sq miles Click for Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Forecast
Water Area 16.68 sq miles
Elevation 1,028 ft at Wisconsin Rapids. 1,481 ft at Powers Bluff.
Number of Lakes 78
Area in Lakes 6,245 acres (9.76 sq miles)
Rivers Black, Wisconsin, Yellow
Major Watershed Wisconsin River
Geographical Province West and south: Central Plain. North and east: Northern Highland
Natural Vegetation Northern two-thirds: maple, hemlock, and yellow birch. Southwest: white and red pine along southern border. Southwest corner: small area a black spruce, tamarack, and cedar.
Population  
1930:
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1980:
1990:
2000:
37,865
65,362
72,799
73,605
75,555
 
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West:
Marathon County, Portage County
Portage County
Juneau County, Adams County
Clark County, Jackson County

Wood County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.wood.wi.us
Board of Supervisors Board of Supervisors
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
PO Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Phone: 715-421-8460
Health Department Health Department
420 Dewey St, 4th Floor
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: 715-421-8911
County Parks Parks and Forestry
400 Market Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: 715-421-8422
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
PO Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Phone: 715-421-8450
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Wood County
PO Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Phone: 715-421-8440
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development
Heart of Wisconsin Business Alliance
1120 Lincoln St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-5229
Phone: 715-423-1830
E-mail  See Events
 
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
PO Box 868
700 South Central Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449-0868
Phone: 715-384-3454
E-mail
 
Marshfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
PO Box 868
Marshfield, WI 54449-0868
Phone: 715-384-3454
Toll Free: 800-422-4541
E-mail  See Events
  Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
2507 8th St South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: 715-422-4650
Toll Free: 800-554-4484

Historical and Genealogical Societies Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society
490 E Grand Ave
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
E-mail
  Marshfield Area Genealogy Group
PO Box 337
Marshfield, WI 54449
  North Wood County Historical Society
PO Box 142
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: 715-387-3322
  South Wood County Historical Corp
1081 2nd St
Port Edwards, WI 54469
Phone: 715-887-3966
  WIGenWebProject, Wood County

Wood County - South Central Library System www.scls.info
Charles & JoAnn Lester Library
100 Park St
Nekoosa 54457
715-886-7879

Lester Public Library of Arpin
8091 County E
Arpin 54410
715-652-2273
Marshfield Public Library
211 E Second St
Marshfield 54449
715-387-8494

McMillan Memorial Library
490 East Grand Ave
Wisconsin Rapids 54494
715-423-1040
Pittsville Community Library
5291 Third Ave
Pittsville 54466
715-884-6500
Vesper Public Library
6553 E Cameron Ave
Vesper 54489
715-569- 4669
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