Dexterville, Wisconsin

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Dexterville, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Dexterville, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Dexterville, Wisconsin
Dexterville, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°22′35″N 90°06′38″W / 44.37639°N 90.11056°W / 44.37639; -90.11056
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Wood
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1563957[1]

Dexterville is an unincorporated community located in the town of Dexter, Wood County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2][3] It is located at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 80 and Wisconsin Highway 54.


Dexterville was founded in about 1848.[4] In 1850, the sawmilling magnate George Hiles moved to the area and set up a lumbermill in Dexterville. Local legend says that the community is named after Hiles' mule.[5] Hiles was granted a post office for Dexterville in 1858.[6] He created the Milwaukee, Dexterville, and Northern Railroad in 1887 to carry timber from the area.[7] The railroad was purchased by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad a few years later, and passed through the community in 1890.[8]

The Dexterville Dam is located on the southern edge of Lake Dexter; it dams the Yellow River, creating Dexter Lake. The dam was created by Wood County to provide waterfront for the current Dexter County Park.[9] A county worker died performing maintenance on the dam in 2009.[10]


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Coordinates: 44°22′35″N 90°06′38″W / 44.37639°N 90.11056°W / 44.37639; -90.11056