Caryville, Wisconsin

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Caryville, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Caryville is located in Wisconsin
Caryville is located in the US
Coordinates: 44°45′05″N 91°40′28″W / 44.75139°N 91.67444°W / 44.75139; -91.67444Coordinates: 44°45′05″N 91°40′28″W / 44.75139°N 91.67444°W / 44.75139; -91.67444
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dunn
Town Rock Creek
Elevation 758 ft (231 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1562755[1]

Caryville is an unincorporated community in the town of Rock Creek, in Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2] The community is on the south shore of the Chippewa River, along State Highway 85, near where Dunn County Highway H crosses the river.


Founded in the mid-19th century, Caryville had a train station, post office, and Pony Express office by 1895.[3] Menzus R. Bump was designated postmaster of Caryville in 1882.[4] Caryville is popular with fans of paranormal activity, as area legends report that the community's Sand Hill Cemetery, the old Spring Brook School, and Spring Brook Lutheran Church are haunted.[5] 240th Avenue and the Meridean Slough are also reportedly haunted.[citation needed]


Caryville is located along the Chippewa River State Trail, a bike trail on an abandoned line of the Milwaukee Road. The Caryville Savanna is a 420-acre (1.7 km2) natural area located on Brush Island in the Chippewa River, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Caryville (3 miles downriver).


  1. ^ a b "Caryville, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Caryville, Wisconsin
  3. ^ 1895 Atlas of Wisconsin
  4. ^ "Capital Notes". Detroit Free Press. December 2, 1882. p. 2. Retrieved November 14, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "The Truth Behind the Caryville Myths". WEAU, Oct 31, 2007. Accessed November 25, 2015.

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