Winchester is located in the northwest corner of Vilas County, bounded by Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the north, Iron County to the west, the town of Presque Isle to the east and the town of Manitowish Waters to the south.
Winchester covers over 34,000 acres and is covered by lakes, with 34 named and 29 unnamed. Almost 80% of the town's area is wooded, and we have more than 6,000 acres of public land as part of the Northern-Highland American Legion State Forest.
Winchester is a small community most of the year, with approximately 400-500 permanent residents (estimated in the year 2012). Like many towns in the Northwoods, we have a larger summer population, with approximately 3000 seasonal residents. Our area is perfect for summer activities like fishing, boating and hiking. Winter sports such as skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are also popular.
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Winchester 2013--Area Photos, Fall Colors, and What's to Come!!
Activities are endless in our local area. Come check out one of the most beautiful areas in Wisconsin! Local residents Dave Peters, Phil & Nancy Williams, and Ann Wilson shared some photos of the Winchester area. Life in the "Northwoods" is great!
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Tuesday 8 am-2 pm
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A new trash compactor has been installed at the Transfer Station. Recycle Bins in the parking lot will no longer be used. All recyclables should be placed in the new compactor inside the building. Please remember, no plastic bags in the conpactor. If you have questions, please talk with Donnie. Also, remember these are the official hours:
These are the only hours materials can be dropped off!
Building permits are required in the Town of Winchester. Please contact RC Inspection Agency. Tel. (715) 543-2094 Rick Clem. The UDC Ordinance is on the Ordinances tab on the bottom left side of this Home Page.
Do You Need a Street Address/Fire Number?
The town of Winchester does not issue street addresses. If you need an address, also called a "fire number", contact Becky Nordine at Vilas County Mapping. Phone # 715 479 3655.
They will assign the address and notify the town. The town will provide the sign and post, but only orders them when we qualify for bulk prices. You are free to put up a temporary sign with your number on it in the meantime. If you have questions contact Tom Ghiloni at 715 686 2580.
A new menu item has been added on the left. Local resident, Dave Peters, made this video from his pictures he took while kayaking on Rock Lake. Thanks Dave for your wonderful work! Check this out, and enjoy great scenes from his kayak.