About This Place
Montreal is a city in Iron County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 838 at the 2000 census. The neighborhood of Gile is part of the city; however, it still has its own post office and ZIP code: 54525.
Montreal was named for the Montreal Mining Company, which had several copper and iron ore mines in the area during the late 1800s. During the early 1900s, miners settled near the mine shaft and leased the land from the mining company. However, in 1918, in order to retain workers, the company initiated a program that rented pre-fabricated homes to miners. The Montreal Company Location Historic District, which includes several of these company town houses, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as a national example of industrial community planning. The ore deposits left from Montreal's mining days can still be seen from Wisconsin Highway 77.
Gile is a neighborhood of Montreal which was once its own unincorporated community. The community originally developed as a sawmill village. Even though it is part of Montreal, Gile has its own post office with ZIP code: 54525. Gile is located .75 miles (1.21 km) to the east-southeast of Montreal, along the Gile Flowage, a shallow lake formed by a dam on the West Fork of the Montreal River.