The name “Antigo” comes from the Chippewa Indian name for the river that flows through the area, meaning “spring river” or “evergreen”.
The city was founded in 1876 by Francis A. Deleglise accompanied by George Eckart. The log cabin in which Deleglise lived is preserved and on display at the Langlade County Museum. The city gained its charter in 1883.
In the early part of the 1900s, Antigo was best known for its sawmills. At the turn of the millennium, the city’s economy had a balance of industry and agriculture. High on the list are potatoes, dairy products, fur, shoes, fertilizer, steel and aluminum products, along with the lumber and wood product industries established in the earlier years. It is also home to the State Soil: Silt/Loam
The surrounding Langlade County is impressive place to visit. Boasting 543 lakes, 225 streams, almost 400 miles of trout streams, and 300 spring ponds, Langlade County has something for everyone. Canoeing, kayaking, or water skiing. Musky, Pike, Bass and Trout are just a few of the fish that entice anglers to visit Langlade County. The Wolf River provides great rafting adventures.
If you are not a water enthusiast there are 127,000 acres of public owned land where you can hike along part of the famous Ice Age Trail or you can snowmobile or follow the all-terrain vehicle trails. Cross-country ski trails abound as well as biking trails in the summer months.
The Antigo area offers something for everyone from recreation to local history to the perfect northern getaway. Looking to buy property in the area? Check out one of the listings below and invest in Antigo today!