Introduction to Merrill, Wisconsin
Merrill was originally a logging town known as Jenny Bull Falls. The Chippewa Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area. A trading post was established in the area in 1843, and the city was renamed in 1881 after S.S. Merrill, the general manager of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. Merrill is the county seat of Lincoln County.
Merrill and nearby Attractions
- Council Grounds State Park
- Merrill Historical Museum
- Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
- Rib Mountain State Park
- Marathon County Historical Museum
Things To Do In Merrill
The Merrill Historical Society Museum provides insight into the area’s history. The Council Grounds State Park includes a beach, camping grounds, a fitness trail and scenic picnic areas. Local parks include Otts Park, Memorial Park and Riverside Park. Local churches include Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Saint Francis Catholic Church and the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Local festivals include the Central Wisconsin Polka Festival and the Lincoln County 4-H Festival.
Central Wisconsin is the nearest airport.
Merrill Higher Education
The Northcentral Technical College, the Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are the nearby colleges and universities.