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|• Total||3.101 sq mi (8.03 km2)|
|• Land||3.101 sq mi (8.03 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||974 ft (297 m)|
|• Density||40.63/sq mi (15.69/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|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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