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Town of Big Falls, Wisconsin

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The location of Town of Big Falls

Welcome to Big Falls ...

The Town of Big Falls is located in Rusk County.

The location of Big Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Big Falls has a population of 129 people<2> (see below for details).

Big Falls is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Big Falls lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Big Falls: (715) and (534)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Big Falls had a population of 140 people. This makes Big Falls the county's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 140 people, the population of Big Falls increased 30.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 107 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Big Falls had an population of 129 people. This is a decrease of 7.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.56% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Big Falls.

Communities near Big Falls ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Atlanta   [Map]   588   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bruce   [Map]   715   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dewey   [Map]   522   S   5 miles [8 km]
Flambeau   [Map]   1,048   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grant   [Map]   807   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ladysmith   [Map]   3,154   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Big Falls.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Falls. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Big Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Falls.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Big Falls:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Rusk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Big Falls. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rusk County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Big Falls.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Falls) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Big Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Big Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5794, Longitude: -90.9851     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Big Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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