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Welcome to Merrill ...

The city of Merrill is located in Lincoln County<1> and is the County Seat for Lincoln County.

The location of Merrill has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Merrill has a population of 9,049 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Merrill.

Merrill is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Merrill lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Merrill: (715) & (534)<5>

Websites for Merrill ...

Official Website:   www.ci.merrill.wi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.merrillchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Merrill had an population of 9,049 people. This is a decrease of 6.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Merrill had a population of 9,661 people (which is 33.61% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Merrill the county's most populous community.

The population of Merrill represents 0.17% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,661 people, the population of Merrill decreased 4.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,146 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Merrill.

Communities Also Named Merrill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Merrill - they are located in California, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Merrill.

Communities near Merrill ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Merrill.

  • Wausau [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wausau
    • Wausau [Marathon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Merrill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,511 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wausau
  • Schofield [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schofield
    • Schofield [Marathon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Merrill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,153 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schofield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schofield
  • Marathon City [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marathon City
    • Marathon City [Marathon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Merrill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marathon City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marathon City
  • Brokaw [Marathon County]
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    • Brokaw [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Merrill
    • Estimated population in 2018: 245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brokaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brokaw
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dutch Corners [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Corners
      • Dutch Corners [Lincoln County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Merrill
    • Emmerich [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmerich
      • Emmerich [Marathon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Merrill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmerich
    • Naugart [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naugart
      • Naugart [Marathon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Merrill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naugart
    • Taegesville [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taegesville
      • Taegesville [Marathon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Merrill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taegesville
    • Gleason [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gleason
      • Gleason [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Merrill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gleason
    • Glandon [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glandon
      • Glandon [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Merrill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glandon

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Merrill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Merrill.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Merrill. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Merrill.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Merrill. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Merrill.

Adding Merrill to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Merrill in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Merrill was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Merrill on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Merrill on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Merrill: www.ci.merrill.wi.us/

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Merrill.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merrill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Merrill) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Merrill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MerrillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merrill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1819, Longitude: -89.7035       In this case, the coordinates for Merrill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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