Valley Junction, Wisconsin

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Valley Junction, Wisconsin
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Looking north along Wisconsin Highway 173 at Valley Junction, March 2012
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Valley Junction, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°03′12″N90°24′44″W / 44.05333°N 90.41222°W / 44.05333; -90.41222 Coordinates: 44°03′12″N90°24′44″W / 44.05333°N 90.41222°W / 44.05333; -90.41222
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin
County Monroe
Elevation
282 m (925 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID1576019 [1]
Looking north along Wisconsin Highway 173 at the community's border road sign, March 2012 Valley Junction Wisconsin Sign Looking North WIS173.jpg
Looking north along Wisconsin Highway 173 at the community's border road sign, March 2012

Valley Junction is an unincorporated community located in the Town of Byron in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. [1] It is located at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 173, Monroe County Trunk Highway G, and Monroe County Highway N. [2]

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History

Valley Junction was named from its location in a valley at the junction of two roads. [3] The post office had the name in 1900. Two railroads crossed in the center of town: the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway and the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway. [4] They maintained a joint station. [5] The Milwaukee branch line between Tomah and Babcock is gone. The Omaha line remains as the Union Pacific Railroad line between the Twin Cities and Milwaukee.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Valley Junction, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. 2001-2 Wisconsin Official State Highway Map
  3. Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 195.
  4. Official Railroad Map of Wisconsin, 1900, Ninth Biennial edition, prepared under the direction of Graham L. Rice, Railroad commissioner.
  5. Wisconsin (1916). Public Documents of the State of Wisconsin: Being the Biennial Reports of the Various State Officers, Departments and Institutions, ... State Printer. pp. 670–.

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