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Founded April 12, 1893 from Oneida County
Named for Wisconsin Senator, William Freeman Vilas
The County Seat is Eagle River

Chippewa Native Americas were the earliest inhabitants.
The first recorded white settler was a man named Ashman who established a trading post in Lac du Flambeau in 1818
Logging began in the late 1850s. Migrants from Vermont and Connecticut constructed wagon roads and trails through Vilas County including the Ontonogan Mail Trail and a military road from Fort Howard to Fort Wilkins in Copper Harbor, Michigan.


Cities
 Eagle River (county seat)

Towns
 Arbor Vitae * Boulder Junction * Cloverland * Conover * Lac du Flambeau * Land O' Lakes * Lincoln *
Manitowish Waters * Phelps * Plum Lake * Presque Isle * St. Germain * Washington * Winchester

Census-designated places
 Boulder Junction * Lac du Flambeau

Unincorporated communities
 Arbor Vitae * Conover * Katinka Village * Land O' Lakes * Marlands * Phelps
* Presque Isle * Sayner * St. Germain * Star Lake * Winchester


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Website Updates:
May 2016:  Crime news re:  POWERS, DONAHUE, LEWIS.  Gossip news re: BURNS, CULP, SIMMONS, DAMSEL, FRANCIS, ARNOLD, ROBERTS.  Obits for HONER, DUVERNEY 

 
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Adjacent Counties

 Gogebic County, Michigan
 Iron County, Michigan
 Forest County
 Oneida County 
Price County
 Iron County


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