Town of Washburn

2019 Wisconsin Act 185, recently signed by Governor Evers, allows the Annual Meeting for the Town of Washburn to be postponed. It is not yet clear when the meeting will or can be held but late summer appears to be the soonest that it could be scheduled. Notice to the residents will be given as soon as that decision is made.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Sandra J. Raspotnik


A Progressive Rural Community, the Town of Washburn, with a population of 560, is conveniently located along Highway 13, adjacent to the cities of Washburn and Ashland.  Primarily residential and agricultural, the Town is 12 miles south of Bayfield Wisconsin and 80 miles east of Duluth Minnesota.   

Recreational opportunities abound with Lake Superior and Chequamegon Bay on our doorstep and several large river systems nearby.  The Iron River and Mount Valhalla hiking/riding trails, the Chequamegon National Forest and the extraordinary Apostle Island are all within a short driving distance.  With our close proximity to several larger communities, we have access to outstanding schools, churches, excellent medical facilities, great shopping, services, and fine restaurants.

The Town of Washburn, created in 1884, was probably named for Cadwaller C. Washburn, governor of Wisconsin from 1872-1874 and founder of Gold Medal Flour. The original township included the present City of Washburn, but in 1904 the city was incorporated and the town formed its own government.

The Town Hall is located at:  30015 Co Hwy C., Washburn, WI 54891


Meeting Agenda August 10, 2020 7:00 pm - Virtual Meeting

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Plan Commission Meeting Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 7:00 P.M. Location: At the property or (if raining) 7:30pm via Town of Washburn’s Google Meet account*

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Meeting Minutes June 9, 2020

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Meeting Agenda July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. as a virtual meeting

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Plan Commission Meeting July 7, 2020 7:00 pm

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Meeting Agenda June 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. - Virtual Meeting

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