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Cities, Towns and Villages of Clark County

WISCONSIN MUNICIPALITIES: Cities Towns, and Villages, often referred to as 'municipalities' in Wisconsin law, are the governmental units that relate most directly to citizens' everyday lives.

TOWNS, like counties, were created by the state to provide basic municipal services. Rooted in New England and New York tradition, town government came to Wisconsin with the settlers, but Wisconsin towns were not like their Eastern counterparts that reflected the existing patterns of local settlement. In Wisconsin, towns are geographical subdivisions of counties. Towns originally served (and for the most part they continue to serve) rural areas. Towns govern those areas of Wisconsin not included in the corporate boundaries of cities and villages.

The difference between "township" and "town" often confuses the public. In Wisconsin, "township' refers to the surveyor's township which was laid out to identify land parcels within a county. Theoretically. a township is a square tract of land, measuring six miles on a side for a total of 36 square miles in the unit. Each township is divided into 36 sections. "Town", as the word is used in Wisconsin, denotes a specific unit of government. It's boundaries may coincide with the surveyor's township or it may look quite different. A Town may include one, parts of or several townships.

** Clark county is somewhat unique being that all but one of its 'Towns' are equal to exactly one township.

CITIES and VILLAGES, often referred to as "incorportated areas", govern territory where population is more concentrated. In general, minimum population for incorporation as a village is 150 residents for an isolated village and 2,500 for a metropolitan village located in a more densely settled area. For cities, the minimums are 1,000 and 5,000 respectively. As cities and villages are incorporated, they are carved out of the town territory and become independent units no longer subject to the town's control. The remainder of the town may take on a 'Swiss cheese" configuration as its area is reduced.

[Information above taken from "State of Wisconsin Blue Book 1997-1998"]

Municipality or
Community
Hall/Clerk address
or location of community
Post Office
Abbotsford, City of 203 E BIRCH ST
ABBOTSFORD WI 54405
(715) 223-3444
Post office established 3 Jun 1880, with William C. Whitcomb as Postmaster; it is still in service.
Beaver, Town of Viginia Fischer, Clerk
N9867 Oak Grove Av
Loyal WT 54446
Phone 715 255-8877
see Terro
Bright
community
Town of Green Grove, Section 20. Post office established 18 Jan 1902, with Richard M. Harswill as first postmaster. The post office was discontinued 31 Mar 1913.
Brook
community
Town of Sherwood, Section 14. Post office established 5 Apr 1902, with Thomas Sparks as postmaster. The post office was closed 14 Sep 1904.
Butler, Town of Janice Krzyzanowki, Clerk
W9915 Cty hwy MM
Thorp WI 54771
Ph. 715 669-5004
Carlisle
community
Town of Levis, Section 1. Post office established 30 Apr 1894, with Robert W. Canfield as the first postmaster. The post office was discontinued 31 Aug 1901.
Chili
community
Town of Fremont, Section 22. Post office established 6 Apr 1892, with Eugene W. Sawyer as postmaster; it is still in service.
Christie
community
Town of Weston, Section 14. Post office established 23 Jul 1875, with Mrs. Minta Christie as postmaster. The post office was closed 31 Jan 1903.
Colby City of 211 W. Spence Street,
P.O. Box 236
Colby, WI 54421
(715) 223-4435
Post office established 22 Jun 1873, with Nathaniel J. White as postmaster; it is still in service.
Columbia
community
Town of Hewett, Section 35. Post office established 26 Apr 1894, with George Heyndrick as postmaster. The post office was closed 15 Oct 1920.
Colby, Town of Theoline Ludwig, Clerk
N12644 Badger Ave
Colby WI 54421
Ph. 715 223-3031
Curtiss, Village of 915 Meridian
P.O. Box 97
Curtiss, WI 54422
Phone: (715) 223-6226
Post office established 13 Sep 1881, as Quar, with Gilbert Olson as postmaster. The name was changed to Curtis 11 Jan 1882. The post office is still in service.
Day
community
Town of Pine Valley, Section 35. Post office established 8 Sep 1881, with Daniel C. Neff as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 31 Aug 1901.
Dewhurst, Town of Helen Bohac, Clerk
N235 Cty Rd J
Merrilan WI 54754
Ph. 715 333-7053
Post office established 4 Mar 1887, with John L. Sullivan as postmaster. The post office was closed 27 Feb 1926.
Dorchester, Village of 188 S. 2nd Street
Dorchester, WI 54425
Phone: (715) 654-5006,
Post office established 24 Jun 1874, as Sand Mills, with M.D. Buell as postmaster. The name was changed to Dorchester on 22 Jul 1874; it is still in service.
Eaton, Town of Arlene Krultz, Clerk
W6126 Sladich Rd
Greenwood WI 54437
Ph. 715 267-6616
see Lumberman
Eidsvold
community
Town of Thorp, Section 28. Post office established 14 Mar 1884, with Jacob Bye as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 2 Jan 1906.
Foster, Town of Jeanne Koltis, Clerk
N8545 Hay Creek Rd
Willard WI 54493
Ph. 715 267-4770
Fremont, Town of theresa Fischer, Clerk
W1603 Cty Hwy H
Chili WI 54420
715 683-2729
see Snow
Globe
community
Town of Weston, Section 17. Post office established 6 Dec 1890, with George W. Gates as postmaster. The post office was closed 15 Feb 1908.
Grant, Town of Carol Hillert, Clerk
N3854 Cty Hwy K
Granton WI 54436
Ph. 715 238-7295
Granton, Village of 210 Maple St.
P.O. Box 69
Granton, WI 54436
(715) 238-7339
Post office established 17 May 1892, with Ely Williams as first postmaster; it is still in service.
Green Grove, Town of Sally Tada, Clerk
W3902 Sandy Lane Rd
Owen WI 54460
Ph. 715 229-4372
Post office established 29 Jul 1878, with William Zassenhaus as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 12 Feb 1898.
Greenwood, City of 102 N. Main Street
P.O. Box D
Greenwood, WI 54437
(715) 267-6205
Email: loncity@hotmail.com
Post office established 10 Apr 1872, with Benjamon F. Brown as first postmaster; it is still in service.
Heath
community
Town of Sherman, Section 15. Post office established 20 Jul 1880, with Horace Heath as postmaster. The post office closed 13 Nov 1882.
Hein
community
Town of York, Section 5. Post office established 16 Apr 1890, with George Schecklmann as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 26 Dec 1899.
Hemlock
community
Town of Warner, Section 15. Post office established 18 Oct 1883, with Fred A. Limprecht as postmaster. The post office was closed 15 Nov 1901.
Hendren, Town of Carol Vedra, Clerk
N8311 Bachelors Ave
Willard WT 54493
Ph. 715 267-6193
Hewett, Town of Jane Marksteiner, Clerk
W7901 Cty Hwy B
Neillsville WI 54456
Ph. 715 743-2713
Hewettsville
community
Town of Hewett, Section 10. Post office established 6 Oct 1871, with Sheldon B. Hewett as first postmaster. The post office was closed 16 Sep 1881.
Humbird
community
Town of Mentor, Section 29. Post office established 25 Oct 1869, as Humburd, with Thomas Hurst as postmaster. The name was changed to Humbird 23 Nov 1880; it is still in service.
Hixon, Town of Tara Wisniewski, Clerk
N14706 Cty Hwy O
Withee WI 54498
Ph. 715 229-9075
Hoard, Town of Kathleen Severson, Clerk
W2745 Willow Rd.
Curtiss WI 54422
PH: 715- 229-4129
see Ralph
Irene
community
Town of Sherwood, Section 6. Post office established 5 Apr 1902, with Leon M. Campbell as postmaster. The post office was closed on 15 Oct 1904.
Levis, Town of Jan Shilts, Clerk
W6351 Bryan Ave
Neillsville WI 54456
PH: 715-743-6534
see carlisle
Longwood, Town of Mary Friesen, Clerk
W5120 Cty Hwy N
Owen WI 54460
PH: 715-229-9828
Post office established 27 Mar 1873, with John McCarty as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 15 Jul 1905.
Loyal, City of 301 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 9
Loyal, WI 54446
Phone: (715) 255-8772
Post office established 25 Aug 1869, with John Graves as first postmaster; it is still in service.
Loyal, Town of Richard P. Szymanski, Clerk
W4325 US Hwy 98
Loyal WI 54446
PH: 715-255-8721
Lumberman
Town of Eaton, Section 22. Post office established 25 Aug 1869, with George Huntzicker as postmaster. The post office was closed on 11 Sep 1873.
Lynn Town of David Wolf, Treasurer
N3586 Badger Ave.
Chili WI 54420
PH: 715-683-2730
Post office established 26 Apr 1869, with Alonzo Brooks as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 4 Sep 1903.
Maple Works
community
Town of Grant, Section 1. Post office established 29 Aug 1860, with Nelson Marsh as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 9 Sep 1892.
Mayville, Town of Gloria J. Nixdorf, Clerk
W1011 Pine Rd.
Dorchester, WI 54425-9130
PH: 715-654-5812
Mead, Town of Nicholas Peppas, Clerk
W7999 Cty Hwy MM
Greenwood, WI 54437
PH: 715-267-6258
Mentor, Town of Chris Collins, Clerk/Treasurer
N4181 Stuve Rd.
Humbird WI 54746
PH: 715-964-2874
see Humbird
Neillsville, City of Post office established 31 May 1855, as Clark, with Samuel C. Boardman as first postmaster. The name was changed to Neillsville on 6 Oct 1856; it is still in service.
Nevins
community
Town of Sherwood, Section 3. Post office established 28 Nov 1879, with Thomas J. LaFlesh as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 14 Sep 1904.
North Fork See Thorp.  
Owen, City of 219 Pine St.
P.O. Box 67
Owen, WI 54460
(715) 229-2404
Email: owenclerk@dwave.net
Post office established 1 Jun 1898, with Aloney R. Owen as first postmaster; it is still in service.
Pine Valley, Town of Post office established 17 Dec 1858, with Edwin Houghton as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 27 Apr 1866.
Pleasant Ridge
community
Town of Grant, Section 15. Post office established 20 Jul 1858, with George Hill as postmaster. The post office was closed 31 Aug 1901.
Popple
community
Town of Sherwood, Section 25. Post office established 5 Aug 1880, with Benjamin Seely as postmaster. The post office was closed 17 Nov 1884.
Quar See Curtis.  
Ralph
community
Town of Hoard, Section 3. Post office established 8 Jun 1894, with George P. Green as postmaster. The post office was discontinued on 31 Jan 1903.
Reseburg, Town of Jacqueline Vetterkind, Clerk
W8257 Broek Rd
Thorp, WI 54771
PH: 715-669-3873
Post office established 23 Jul 1894, with Herman Holzhausen as postmaster. The post office was closed 16 Jan 1988.
Riplinger
community
Town of Unity, Section 6. Post office established 24 Jan 1916, with Fred Riplinger as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 30 Apr 1976.
Sand Mills See Dorchester.  
Seif, Town of Jill Wegner, Clerk
N7293 Cty Hwy G
Neillsville WI 54456
PH: 715-743-2660
Sherman, Town of Joan Bukovec, Clerk
W1764 US Hwy 98
Loyal, WI 54446
PH: 715-255-8241
see Veefkind
Sherwood, Town of Joan Bukovec, Clerk
W1764 US Hwy 98
Loyal WI 54446
PH: 715-255-8241
Lowell Freedlund/Town Historian
N1040 Cty Hwy Z,Pittsville, WI 54466
PH: 715-884-2461

Kay Scholtz, Treasurer/Town Historian
W755 Todd Rd.,Granton, WI 54436
PH: 715-238-7603
Shortville
community
Town of Washburn, Section 3. Post office established 28 Feb 1880, with Andrew Short as first postmaster. The post office was closed 31 Aug 1901.
Snow
community
Town of Fremont, Section 36. Post office established 31 May 1880, with Jason Phillips as postmaster. The post office was closed 6 Jun 1900.
Spokeville
community
Town of Loyal, Section 22. Post office established 27 Feb 1885, with Joseph C. Marsh as postmaster. The post office was discontinued on 15 Aug 1905.
Staffordville
community
Town of Pine Valley, Section 1. Post office established 20 Jul 1858, as Weston Rapids, with Harris Searl as postmaster. The name was changed to Staffordville on 25 Mar 1868. The Post office was closed on 18 Nov 1872.
Sterling
community
Town of Withee, Section 35. Post office established 16 May 1883, with John W. Abbott as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 24 Nov 1894.
Terro
community
Town of Beaver, Section 36. Post office established 27 Mar 1884, with Edward Romaine as postmaster. The post office was closed 12 Oct 1886.
Thielen
community
Town of Warner, Section 19. Post office established 11 Nov 1892, with Henry Thielen as postmaster. The post office was closed 24 Apr 1895.
Thorp, City of 300 W. Prospect St.
Box 334
Thorp, WI 54771
(715) 669-5371
Post office established 17 May 1878, as North Fork, with Ephraim A. Boardman as postmaster. The name was changed to Thorp on 29 Nov 1881; it is still in service.
Thorp, Town of Arlene Kodl, Clerk
W10368 Center Rd.
Thorp, WI 54771
PH: 715-669-3442
Eidsvold
Tioga
community
Town of Hendren, Section 31. Post office established 21 May 1898, with George W. Smith as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 31 Oct 1953.
Unity, Town of Marsha Martens, Clerk
W1440 153 Rd.
Spencer, WI 54479
PH: 715-659-5166
see Riplinger,Waterman
Unity, Village of P.O. Box 47
Unity, WI 54488
Phone: (715) 223-4362
Veefkind
community
Town of Sherman, Section 34. Post office established 25 Jun 1892, with Edward Schultz as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 31 Mar 1911.
Warner, Town of Allan Dallman, Clerk
W6530 Cty Hwy G
Greenwood, WI 54437
PH: 715-267-6150
see Hemlock, Thielen
Washburn, Town of Donna Kuhn, Clerk
W3901 Pineview Rd.
Neillsville, WI 54456
PH: 715-743-3834
see Shortville
Waterman
Town of Unity, Section 6. Post office established 12 Jun 1886, with George H. Waterman as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 6 Jan 1891.
Wedges Creek
community
Town of Levis, Section 7. Post office established 20 Mar 1856, with Frank Miligan as postmaster. Post office closed 30 Sep 1857.
Wells
community
Town of Grant, Section 5. Post office established 19 Feb 1884, with John D. Lyons as postmaster. The post office closed 9 Dec 1886.
Weston, Town of Evelyn Mitte, Clerk
N6537 Cty Hwy O
Neillsville, WI 54456
PH: 715-743-6127
see Christie, Globe
Weston Rapids
community
  See Staffordville.
Wilcox
community
Town of York, Section 21. Post office established 19 Feb 1884, with Adonijah Benedict as postmaster. The post office was closed 31 Jan 1903.
Willard
community
Town of Hendren, Section 12. Post office established 15 Jun 1908, with William Dammeier as postmaster; it is still in service.
Winnieoka
community
Town of Reseburg, Section 16. Post office established 6 Sep 1875, with John B. Brown as postmaster. The post office was discontinued 21 Jun 1881.
Withee, Town of Sue Boehlke, Clerk
W8812 Cty Hwy O
Thorp, WI 54771
PH: 715-669-5149
see Sterling
Withee, Village of 504 Division
P.O. Box A
Withee, WI 54498
(715) 229-4319
Post office established 2 Sep 1880, with Niven H. Withee as postmaster; it is still in service.
Worden, Town of Jean Ketterhagen, Clerk
W10780 Eddy Rd.
Thorp, WI 54771
PH: 715-669-3157
Post office established 6 Dec 1900, with Mitchel Hamman as postmaster. The post office was closed 31 May 1907.
York, Town of Carrie Schmidt, Clerk
N6482 Halle Ave.
Neillsville, WI 54456
PH: 715-743-4277
see Hein, Wilcox


Information on community post offices was taken from "Hale, James B. Wisconsin Post Office Handbook. Bulletin No. 20. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Postal History Society, 1988."

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