Eau Galle (community), Dunn County, Wisconsin

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Eau Galle, Wisconsin
Eau Galle is located in Wisconsin
Eau Galle
Eau Galle
Eau Galle is located in the United States
Eau Galle
Eau Galle
Coordinates: 44°41′32″N 92°00′42″W / 44.69222°N 92.01167°W / 44.69222; -92.01167
Latitude and Longitude:

44°41′32″N 92°00′42″W / 44.69222°N 92.01167°W / 44.69222; -92.01167
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Dunn
Town Eau Galle
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
54737
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID1564409 [1]

Eau Galle is an unincorporated community located, in the town of Eau Galle, in Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States. Eau Galle is 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Durand. Eau Galle has a post office with ZIP code 54737. [2]

Although Eau Galle is sometimes said to mean "bitter water", [3] the name is adapted from the original name for the Eau Galle River: (Rivière) au Galet, meaning "(river) with the gravel-bank". [4]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eau Galle (community), Dunn County, Wisconsin
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp.  113.
  4. ^ Boyd, Robert K. (1998). Early conditions of the Chippewa Valley. At the mouth of what is now called the Eau Galle River, they found a heavy gravel bar, called galet (pronounced galay) in their language, and so they called the stream La Rivière au Galet, the River of the Gravel Bank.