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Caryville is an unincorporated community in the town of Rock Creek, in Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States. The community is on the south shore of the Chippewa River, along State Highway 85, near where Dunn County Highway H crosses the river.

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History

Founded in the mid-19th century, Caryville had a train station, post office, and Pony Express office by 1895. Menzus R. Bump was designated postmaster of Caryville in 1882. Caryville is popular with fans of paranormal activity, as area legends report that the community's Sand Hill Cemetery, the old Spring Brook School, and Spring Brook Lutheran Church are haunted. 240th Avenue and the Meridean Slough are also reportedly haunted.

Recreation

Caryville is located along the Chippewa River State Trail, a bike trail on an abandoned line of the Milwaukee Road. The Caryville Savanna is a 420-acre (1.7 km2) natural area located on Brush Island in the Chippewa River, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Caryville (3 miles downriver).

Coordinates: 44°45′05″N 91°40′28″W / 44.75139°N 91.67444°W / 44.75139; -91.67444

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