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Welcome to Black River Falls ...

The city of Black River Falls is located in Jackson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

A typical abbreviation for Black River Falls: Black Riv. Falls

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Black River Falls has a population of 3,477 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Black River Falls.

Black River Falls is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Black River Falls ...

Official Website:   www.blackriverfalls.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.blackrivercountry.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Black River Falls had an population of 3,477 people. This is a decrease of 4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Black River Falls had a population of 3,622 people (or 17.71% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Black River Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Black River Falls represents 0.06% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 241st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,622 people, the population of Black River Falls has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,618 people).

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

Communities near Black River Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Black River Falls.

  • Blair [Trempealeau County]
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    • Blair [Trempealeau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Black River Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,330 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Merrillan [Jackson County]
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    • Merrillan [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Black River Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrillan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alma Center [Jackson County]
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    • Alma Center [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Black River Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 491 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma Center have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Melrose [Jackson County]
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    • Melrose [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Black River Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 476 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taylor [Jackson County]
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      • Taylor [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Black River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hixton [Jackson County]
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      • Hixton [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Black River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hixton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pigeon Falls [Trempealeau County]
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      • Pigeon Falls [Trempealeau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Black River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Millston [Jackson County]
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      • Millston [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Black River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 162 people
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    • Lynxville [Crawford County]
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      • Lynxville [Crawford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Black River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynxville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hatfield [Jackson County]
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      • Hatfield [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Black River Falls
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Black River Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Black River Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Black River Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Black River Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Black River Falls. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Black River Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black River Falls ...

Looking for more information about Black River Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Black River Falls, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Black River Falls.

Adding Black River Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Black River Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Black River Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Black River Falls on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Black River Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Black River Falls: www.blackriverfalls.com/

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Black River Falls.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black River Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Black River 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 Black River Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black River FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black River Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2951, Longitude: -90.8508    
<5>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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