Image via the Ridgeland Civic Club Facebook Page

   The history of Ridgeland is closely tied to the rapid expansion of railroads in Wisconsin during the latter half of the 19th century to provide outlets for farm and forest products. Before 1900, Ridgeland, then known as Annesburg, was a small community on the southern edge of Barron County. The name Ridgeland was given to the former community of Annesburg, because of wooded ridges which surround it.

The Library has available the following books:

  • A Friend and Neighbor
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Town of Dallas, Barron County
  • History of Ridgeland, Wisconsin
  • The Blueberry Line, The History of the Rice Lake, Dallas & Menomonie Railway


    As of the census of 2010, there were 273 people, 127 households, and 72 families residing in the village. It was incorporated in 1920.

  • Norwegian: 30.4%
  • German: 25.7%
  • U.S: 9.1%
  • English: 7.5%
  • Irish: 4.1%
  • Polish: 4.1%