Babcock, Wisconsin

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Babcock, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Sign on WIS 173
Sign on WIS 173
Babcock, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Babcock, Wisconsin
Babcock, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°18′06″N 90°06′40″W / 44.30167°N 90.11111°W / 44.30167; -90.11111Coordinates: 44°18′06″N 90°06′40″W / 44.30167°N 90.11111°W / 44.30167; -90.11111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Wood
 • Total 3.101 sq mi (8.03 km2)
 • Land 3.101 sq mi (8.03 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 126
 • Density 41/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 54413
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1561050[1]

Babcock is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. Babcock is southwest of Wisconsin Rapids, in the town of Remington. Babcock has a post office with ZIP code 54413.[2] As of the 2010 census, its population is 126.[3] Its motto is "Birds, Bogs, and Bucks." The community was named for Joseph W. Babcock, a sawmill operator who purchased the site and built a hotel and a depot.[4]

Babcock was once an important junction on the Milwaukee Road, with lines running north, east, south, and southwest. Today, however, only a single track of the Canadian National runs south to Necedah and east to Port Edwards and Wisconsin Rapids.



  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Babcock, Wisconsin
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0. 

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