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Town of Worcester

 

The Town of Worcester was formed February 26, 1879 and was one of the original towns in Price County established by legislature. It was 300 square miles with the Wisconsin Central Railroad running diagonally through it. It had numerous lakes including Elk Lake and Long Lake. The south fork of the Flambeau River ran through the town and the Big Elk River flowed into Elk Lake in Phillips.

 

Numerous railroad stations were located in the Town of Worcester.  Station 101 (Worcester) was as far north as the Wisconsin Central Railroad had run in 1873 but building resumed in 1876 moving the tracks further and further north. As the railroad moved north, other stations sprang up including Coolidge, Wauboo and Phillips. The Wauboo station was on a side track built only to serve as a base station to bring in logging camp supplies.

 

Phillips, established on the banks of Elk Lake, was platted on September 23, 1876. It soon became the headquarters for logging camp supplies and for the first ten years the primary business in the settlement of Phillips was for logging.

 

According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, the Town of Worchester has a total area of 121.0 square miles (313.4 kmē) of which 117.3 square miles (303.8 kmē) of it is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 kmē) of it (3.06%) is water.

 

Link: Town of Worcester

 

 

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