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Services / Resources: Marathon County

On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Wisconsin Collection

The Wisconsin Collection at MCPL Wausau includes nonfiction items related to Marathon County and Wisconsin. This includes nonfiction books, family genealogies, maps and more. 

MCPL On-site Genealogy Wisconsin Local History Marathon County Collection

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Produced for over a century, more than 660,000 Sanborn maps chart the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. They were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property... (read more)

MCPL Online Local History Wisconsin Marathon County

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Marathon County Pulse

Marathon County Pulse exists as a result of community partners seeing the value of having easily accessible and accurate data that describes the health and community conditions of Marathon County. Through funding from organizations in our area, Marathon County was able to create Marathon County Pulse, a platform that aids in making informed decisions... (read more)

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Marathon County Uniform Addressing

In February 2016, the Marathon County Board adopted policy to implement a uniform addressing system. What this means is that instead of the current ten address grids, there will be a uniform grid. Uniform addressing will enable public agencies, especially emergency services, to provide the right service to the right place at the right time. Visit www.... (read more)

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Marathon County Government

Whether you are passing through the area or looking to relocate here, we want you to enjoy Marathon County to the fullest. Browsing this web-site is a great start to discovering all the resources our beautiful and diverse county has to offer. (The Marathon County Public Library is a department of Marathon County Government.)  

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Marathon County Local History

Marathon County Local History

This digital collection focuses on the rich local history of the towns, villages, and cities of Marathon County. It includes centennial histories written by local residents, with many illustrations documenting family life and economic development in central Wisconsin. The Marathon County Public Library’s goal is to preserve and make widely accessible to all... (read more)

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Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

U.S. Census Bureau: QuickFacts

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Web Wisconsin Marathon County Government

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Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin

The ADRC-CW promotes choice and independence through personalized education, advocacy and access to services that prevent, delay and lessen the impacts of aging and disabilities in the lives of adults.

MC Web Online On-site Marathon County Health Blindness and Low Vision

Central Wisconsin Airport

The Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) is a regional non-hub airport located in Mosinee, WI roughly equidistant between Stevens Point and Wausau.  The airport is owned by Marathon and Portage Counties and is governed by the Central Wisconsin Joint Airport Board.  It is currently served by three airlines, Delta, American and United Airlines...

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Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of Courts department is responsible for the filing and case management of all Marathon County Court Cases. All garnishments, replevins, evictions, liens, state income tax liens, warrants, civil judgments, writs and mediation are handled through this office. Collection of filing fees, fines, forfeitures, court costs, GAL fees, custody study fees...

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Conservation, Planning and Zoning (CPZ)

Marathon County's CPZ department has the following services: Conservation Services administers programs to implement the Land and Water Resource Management Plan which includes the Farmland Preservation Program, Managed Intensive Grazing, Lake Districts, Wildlife Damage and Abatement, as well as regulatory activities associated with the Waste Storage...

MC Web Online On-site Marathon County Nature and the Environment

Corporation Counsel

Mission Statement The Office of Corporation Counsel serves the collective safety and welfare of the residents of Marathon County by providing civil legal services including enforcement, counsel, and referrals to county departments and the County Board. General Overview of Official Duties Corporation Counsel serves as the parliamentarian and...

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County Clerk

The County Clerk's Office is the chief election official and conducts all federal, state, county, local and school elections. The County Clerk's Office issues Marriage Licenses, Terminations of Domestic Partnership, U.S. Passports, direct seller's permits, timber cutting permits, and distributes the state dog licenses to local municipal treasurers. The...

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County Treasurer

The County Treasurer receives deposits and invests all moneys belonging to the County; collects postponed and all delinquent real estate taxes and distributes said taxes to appropriate municipalities and school districts. Handles applications for tax deeds and takes property if taxes remain unpaid. Oversees property description functions of preparing...

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District Attorney

The District Attorney is the head law enforcement officer in Marathon County and is the prosecutor in all cases of crime or county traffic ordinance violations committed in Marathon County. In this capacity, this department works with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and local police departments to ensure the effective,...

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Humane Society of Marathon County

The Humane Society of Marathon County provides information regarding lost pets, as well as adoption services, volunteer opportunities and donations. 

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Marathon County Development Corporation

(MCDEVCO) Provides business leaders, site selectors, employees and residents with key initiatives and resources that help them establish businesses, identify financing, receive training, capitalize on Marathon County’s resources, and establish business partnerships.

Web Small Business Marathon County

Marathon County Genealogical Society

A group of professional and amateur genealogists who regularly meet to share research strategies, discuss local history, plan research projects, and assist others in their research.

Web Genealogy Local History Marathon County

Marathon County Historical Society

The purpose of the Marathon County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and exhibit materials relating to the history of Marathon County. The museum library collects and catalogs printed materials and documents to aid the public in historical and genealogical research. Members of the museum staff initiate and carry out general research projects, site...

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Marathon County LIFE Report

The LIFE report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Wausau and Marathon County.  Its purpose is to provide a reference for the community to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and identify priority issues. The report, which is published every two years, serves as a tracking vehicle to show how the...

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Marathon County Parks, Recreation & Forestry: Reservable Facilities

The Marathon County Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department has nearly 20 reservable sites throughout the county! These sites include the Oak Island Shelter, Pleasant View Shelter, Riverside Lodge, Sylvan Hill Chalet, and others.

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Municode: WI

A library of municipal codes and ordinances for most municipalities in Wisconsin and other states. (Note: The contents of this site may not immediately reflect the most current legislation.)

Web Wisconsin Government Laws and Legal Issues Marathon County

Private Forest Lands Open for Public Recreation

Through the Managed Forest Law (MFL) and Forest Crop Law (FCL) programs, some private forest lands are open to the public for recreational purposes. This web mapping tool from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can help you find which lands are now available.

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United Way: 211

Dial 211 or use this website for help finding community services such as financial assistance, counseling, services for youth or elderly, volunteer opportunities, and much more.  

Web Marathon County Employment Phone and Address Blindness and Low Vision

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Wausau Area Access Media (WAAM)

WAAM offers a live stream of the "Government & Education" cable channel, as well as on-demand videos of recent content. WAAM broadcasts board meetings of the city council, county board and school board; high school sports games; high school graduations; church services; parades; locally produced programs; programs from federal...

Web Local History Marathon County Government

Wausau Municipal Code

The Wausau Municipal Code is provided as a convenience to citizens and the legal community. The ordinances reproduced on this website are derived from the updated computer files used to produce the official Wausau Municipal Code. Changes to the code are enacted on a continuous basis by the Wausau Common Council and will be posted to this...

Web Marathon County Laws and Legal Issues