Marshfield started as a railroad community in 1872 and over the next 15 years, Marshfield grew into a prosperous railroad and lumber community only to be nearly destroyed by the Great Fire of 1887. Marshfield was rebuilt by then Mayor W.H. Upham, who went on to be Governor of the State of Wisconsin. Over 125 years later, the resiliency to adversity continues to be apparent in Marshfield, a community that prides itself on progress and innovation. Home to the ones of the largest medical and research facilities in the world along with the Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care -- Saint Joseph's Hospital. We maintain our commitment to small town values and have much to offer, award winning schools, pedestrian and bike trails, parks, a zoo, baseball and softball venues as well as facilities for conferences and conventions. We have some of the best educational opportunities with top public and parochial schools as well as Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin - Marshfield/Wood County. Come visit our great downtown shops. Attend one of our many community festivals and celebrations, or just come, relax, and see for yourself why so many people choose to make Marshfield their home.