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The Town of Lac du Flambeau is located in the southwest corner of Vilas County.  The name means Lake of the Torches, which came from the French who ventured here and saw the Ojibwe Indians spearing fish by torchlight at night.

Before January 1, 1875, Vilas County was part of Marathon County; from 1875 to 1885 part of Lincoln County; from 1885 to 1893 part of Oneida County.  The area was set off as Vilas County on April 12, 1893.  Vilas County was named after William F. Vilas of Madison, who had attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the Civil War.  Other accomplishments include being Postmaster General of the United States from 1885-1888, Secretary of the Interior from 1888-1891 and a US Senator from 1891 to 1897. 

The Town was established on June 5, 1900 and at that time was a busy logging area, with logging coming to the area in 1885.  During the next 20 years, three sawmills were in operation seven days a week and eight to ten railroad cars carried timber out each day.  When the logging businesses left the area, Lac du Flambeau residents turned to resorts and tourism for economic gain.  With more than 100 lakes within the township boundaries, lakeside resorts become very popular with visitors from Chicago and Milwaukee as well as other Midwest cities. 

Notable visitors include the Mars Candy Company and the Hershey Chocolate Company families with Marlands Lane and Hershey Lane built to provide access to their properties. 

Lac du Flambeau has two forms of local government.  The Town is organized under the provision of the Wisconsin State Statutes, with an elected Town Board consisting of a Town Chairman and two Town Supervisors, an appointed Town Clerk and and elected Town Treasurer.  The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians operates under Federal recognition as a sovereign Indian nation.  Tribal government oversees issues related to Tribal members and Tribal land. 

The Town and Tribal governments work together on issues effecting the entire community.
Town of Lac du Flambeau           109 Old Abe Rd, P O Box 68,  Lac du Flambeau, WI  54538 
715-588-3358 phone    715-588-7923 fax

Town Clerk, Nancy Edwards  
Deputy Clerk, Susan Schoonover

—Quick Links—
Lac du Flambeau Fire and Ambulance  
Wisconsin Voter Registration & Information 
Vilas County 
Wisconsin DNR 
Wisconsin Towns Association 

—Upcoming Meetings—
Regular Town Board Meeting - 7/6/2022