Town History

On March 4, 1876, Taylor County was established and named after William R. Taylor, Governor of Wisconsin at the time.

This act creating the county provided that Taylor County was to constitute one town to be known as the Town of Medford. The first election in the Town of Medford was to be held at the store owned by Roberts & Whelen, mill owners, on the first Tuesday in April, 1875.

The Town of Medford's population as of January 1, 2019 is 2,680 of which approximately 1,965 of the population are of voting age.

The Town of Medford is located in north central Wisconsin.



Voters are encouraged to vote absentee for the April 7, 2020 election.  A news release was just published by Andria Farrand, Taylor County Clerk.   Because of the COVID-19, voters in Taylor County are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7, 2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.  Polls will be open for those who need them on Election Day, but voters are encouraged to vote absentee for this election.

To sign up to vote, please go to  Just look for the "Vote Absentee" button near the top of the page.  On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. 

Additional Information

Culvert permits are required for a new driveway.  Please contact the chairman or supervisor to obtain one.


The Town of Medford requires building permits on any project over $2,000.00.

Please call 715-748-4236 to request one. 

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting , Tuesday April 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the Town Hall located at W6462 Center Ave.


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Town of Medford - Town Hall/Shop & Recycling Center

W6462 Center Ave, Medford, WI 54451 - 715-748-3426

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