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Black River, Wisconsin
(Sheboygan County)

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Welcome to Black River ...

Although we found mention of Black River during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Black River was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Black River was located in Sheboygan County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Black River to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Black River - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Black River, please Contact Us.

A typical abbreviation for Black River: Black Riv.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Black River might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Black River would be found within the (920) and (274)<2> area codes.

Communities Also Named Black River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Wisconsin communities named Black River: This one is located in Sheboygan County and the other is located in Douglas County.

Beyond Wisconsin, there are 18 communities that are also named Black River - they are located in Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, New Brunswick (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia (3), Ontario and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Black River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sheboygan County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Black River and then turned west". While Black River could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Black River as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Black River could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).






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