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Edgar
Marathon County, Wisconsin

ZipCodes
54426

Motto
Village of Parks



Page Contents for Edgar, Wisconsin

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Edgar is approximately 1,495 2000, 1479 2010.
The approximate number of families is 500 1990, 597 2010.
The amount of land area in Edgar is 4.281 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Edgar to Washington DC is 822 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 130 miles. (as the crow flies)
Edgar is positioned 44.92 degrees north of the equator and 89.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Sugar Maple.
The city bird is the Robin.

Location

between Green Bay and Minneapolis. Nearby communities include Marshfield and Wausau
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Edgar. Links to historical pictures may be seen on this history page.

Edgar had its beginnings when the railroad was to be built between Wausau and Marshfield. There was a dense forest in between with a creek called Scotch Creek. While setting stakes for the rails, one of the men remarked it would be a nice place for a village. The others all agreed with him and it was decided to name the little settlement Edgar for his suggestion. The mapping of the settlement wasn't finished until 1891. At the onset, Edgar was like many of the other small towns in the state with a lumber company as the major emphasis. As business increased, more people came and with them came schools, shops, churches and more. By the time of incorporation in 1898, there were 346 residents in Edgar.
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The incorporation of Edgar

29 July 1898


Edgar City Government

Village of Edgar

Edgar has a Village President/Board of Trustees form of government. There are six trustees plus the Village President, who is also a trustee. They are elected for staggered two year terms.

Edgar Schools

Edgar Elementary and Middle School
203 East Maple St
Edgar, WI 54426


Edgar High School
203 East Birch St
Edgar, WI 54426

All grades, K-12, attend school in the same building.



St. John's Catholic School
103 N 4th Street
Edgar, Wisconsin
Phone: 715 352-3000
K-8 Edgar

Miscellany

The population of Edgar was:
1990 - 1,318
2000 - 1,495

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