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Chippewa Falls City

Chippewa County, Wisconsin

Photo: Cook-Rutledge House, ca. 1873, 505 W. Grand Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Photographed by User:Bobak Ha'Eri (own work), 2009, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2017.

Chippewa Falls City Photo

Chippewa Falls City Hall is located at 30 West Central Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.
Phone: 715‑726‑2719.


The history of Chippewa Falls [‡], according to various sources of historical data, dates back to the year 1836 when Jean Brunet built the first sawmill at the Falls and started a settlement. This mill was carried away by flood the following year, but was rebuilt in 1839, and the first permanent settlement was started in that year. The village of Chippewa Falls was platted in 1856, and this plat still appears on the records as the Original Plat of the City of Chippewa Falls. An act of the Legislature was passed in 1869 granting a charter whereby the Village of Chippewa became the City of Chippewa Falls.

‡ Lee C. Millard, ed., Chippewa Falls History, www.chippewafallsrotary.org, accessed October, 2017.