Welcome to Marathon County, Wisconsin Marathon County

Wisconsin became a territory in 1836, and was made a state on May 29, 1848. Marathon County was formed from a larger county called Portage, in 1850.It originally encompassed all of what is now Marathon County, Lincoln County, Oneida County, and parts of others. Its white population was at that time 308, who mostly resided in Wausau, known then as Big Bull Falls. Wausau became the county seat in 1850. Because the exact center of the Western, American half of the northern hemisphere, the spot where the 45th parallel and the 90th meridian meet lies in Marathon County, we say that Marathon County is the heartland of America. John Gesicki of Poniatowski (north of  Edgar)is responsible for the finding of the  geological 45X90 laditude and longitude mark. After the county erected a marker, the area was made a county park.


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INFORMATION ABOUT MARATHON COUNTY

ARCHIVES CEMETERIES  NEW - Poniatowski Cem. Index  CENSUS
MILITARY RECORDS MISCELLANEOUS

(Postoffices, Funeral Homes,

railroads, etc.)

NAME INDEXES
STORIES, HISTORIES,

AND FAMILY TREES OF AREA

VITAL RECORDS WISCONSIN/US

COUNTIES SURROUNDING MARATHON
Lincoln Shawano Langlade
Taylor Clark Wood
Portage Waupaca

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