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Babcock, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Sign on WIS 173
Sign on WIS 173
Babcock, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Babcock, Wisconsin
Babcock, Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Wood
 • Total 3.101 sq mi (8.03 km2)
 • Land 3.101 sq mi (8.03 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
974 ft (297 m)
 • Total 126
 • Density 40.63/sq mi (15.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area codes 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1561050

Babcock is an census-designated place located in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. Babcock is southwest of Wisconsin Rapids, in the town of Remington. Babcock has a post office with ZIP code 54413. As of the 2010 census, its population is 126. Its motto is "Birds, Bogs, and Bucks." The community was named for Joseph W. Babcock, a sawmill operator who purchased the site and built a hotel and a depot.

Babcock was once an important junction on the Milwaukee Road, with lines running north, east, south, and southwest. Today, however, only a single track of the Canadian National runs south to Necedah and east to Port Edwards and Wisconsin Rapids.

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