~~Maps & Gazetters Collection~~

Marathon County, Wisconsin 



Introduction --"The Acquisition of Public Land"

Use “The Acquisition of Public Lands” to locate an ancestor’s land patent in the general land office records. Select Wisconsin as state, then enter the ancestor’s name into the blanks. Or use the first landowners database below to determine the township, range, and section to be entered.

Once the page for that record opens there will be three tabs at the top of the page. The window opens in the left tab, showing the details of the patent, including the land office and type of patent. Selecting the middle tab will open a PDF image of the original land patent. The right tab opens a list of land descriptions for neighboring landowners.

Be aware that the general land office records only have FIRST landowners. If the land is resold the new owners will not be found in these records. County deeds offices, abstract companies, and plat maps may be used to track the ownership changes.


Original Field Notes and Plat Maps, 1833-1866 and Resurvey Maps, 1858-2009

This interactive map of Wisconsin is searchable by county. Click on the county of interest and a county map will open, showing all the township and ranges. Click on the township of interest and a page will open showing all the digital images available for that township, including sketch maps, plat maps, exterior and interior field notes. If you do not have a surveying background it would be helpful to read the Land Survey Information, particularly “How the Work was Done”, at http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/SurveyNotes/SurveyInfo.html

First Land Owners of Bergen, Marathon Co., Wis.; Map

First Land Owners of Day, Marathon Co., Wis.; Map

First Land Owners of Green Valley, Marathon Co., Wis.; Map

First Land Owners of McMillan, Marathon Co., Wis.; Map

First Land Owners of Spencer, Marathon Co., Wis.;


Wisconsin State Maps

1882 Wis. Atlas & Plat Map

1915 North-Central Wisconsin Soil Map

County Maps

1871 Minnesota/Wisconsin RR; Enlarged Copy; contributed by Pat Phillips

1895 Rail Road Map; Enlarged Copy; contributed by Pat Phillips


~~ Marathon County, Wisconsin Property Collection~~ 


Property: Spencer – Cozy Corner / Breeze Inn




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