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Growing Community

As our community grows we are looking for talented individuals that can volunteer their services to help us build our community!

Check out TFPD's LIVE webcam next week!

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The Town of Townsend was originally built along a Military road in 1864.  It was named Johnson Siding and later, along with Lakewood, became known as the Town of Wheeler.  The Town later became known as  Townsend in honor of the man who drove the first railroad spike here and established April 4, 1916.

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Townsend has 95 plus miles of Town Roads, a Volunteer Fire Department and Community Ambulance. The old railroad right-o-way is now part of the Oconto County Recreation Trail. Thousands of summer residents enjoy their time on more than twenty lakes in the Town of Townsend as well as the McCaslin Brook. Several area clubs and organizations provide year round activities in our Town.

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Our community is growing in leaps and bounds as summer residents decide to retire in the north woods and make Townsend their home. With this growth comes a lot of changes and improvements. Stay Tuned! We welcome those that want to make Townsend a huge part of their future and hope they volunteer their talents now and in the future!

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