Rib Falls (community), Wisconsin

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Rib Falls, Wisconsin
Rib Falls, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Rib Falls, Wisconsin
Rib Falls, Wisconsin
Rib Falls, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Rib Falls, Wisconsin
Rib Falls, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°58′16″N 89°54′13″W / 44.97111°N 89.90361°W / 44.97111; -89.90361
Latitude and Longitude:

44°58′16″N 89°54′13″W / 44.97111°N 89.90361°W / 44.97111; -89.90361
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Marathon
Elevation
370 m (1,220 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID1572234 [1]

Rib Falls (also known as Big Rib Falls) is an unincorporated community located in the town of Rib Falls, Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Rib Falls is located on the Big Rib River at the junction of County Highways S and U, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwest of Marathon City. [2] The community was named for the river, which takes its name from the English translation of the original Ojibwa name O-pik-wun-a Se-be. [3]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rib Falls (community), Wisconsin
  2. ^ Marathon County (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 14, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  3. ^ Vogel, Virgil J. (1991). Indian Names on Wisconsin's Map. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 323.