The Town of Townsend was built along a Military road in 1864. It was originally named Johnson Siding and later, along with Lakewood, became known as the Town of Wheeler. The Town was named Townsend in honor of the man who drove the first railroad spike here.
The Townsend Clerk will be in the office Tuesday, March 31 and Friday April 3 for in house absentee voting.
To request an absentee ballot be sent to your home, visit
or, e-mail the clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a copy of your identification
TOWN OF TOWNSEND
Effective Monday, March 9, 2020, road limits will be posted for the town of Townsend in Oconto County. Anyone violating these restrictions will be fined $500.00 for the 1st offense and $1000.00 for the second offense. Please contact the Town Chairperson, Carla VanCamp, for the exception to the above restriction
In accordance with Ordinance #1-93, NO PARKING of any vehicle is permitted on roads in the Town of Townsend during the hours of 8:00pm and 8:00am from November 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020
Any road issues, please contact the Hwy Maintenance crew at 715-276-1801