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A Bit of History for the

Town of Dewey...


The Town of Dewey, established in 1904, is located in the Southeast quadrant of Burnett County, Wisconsin. One of the first to settle here was the George Montgomery family, in 1877. The population was 565 at the 2000 census (estimated at 599 in 2006). The major industries of Dewey are farming and tourism.

The Town Hall, formally the McCarty school, was destroyed on June 18, 2001, when the town experienced the deadliest tornado in Wisconsin since 1984, killing 3 people. There is now a tornado memorial at the Dewey town hall featuring the bell from the McCarty school.

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Town of Dewey - Annual Meeting

April 18, 2017