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Gills Rock is an unincorporated community located on Highway 42 at the northern tip of the Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] It is within the town of Liberty Grove and was formerly known as Hedgehog Harbor.

Gills Rock, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Looking north at downtown Gills Rock
Looking north at downtown Gills Rock
GillsRock is located in Wisconsin
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Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°17′24″N 87°01′18″W / 45.29000°N 87.02167°W / 45.29000; -87.02167Coordinates: 45°17′24″N 87°01′18″W / 45.29000°N 87.02167°W / 45.29000; -87.02167
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Door
Town Liberty Grove
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 920

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HistoryEdit

The area was named for Elias Gill, a local 19th century landowner.

Gills Rock has a strong history and tradition of commercial fishing, which continues to this day.[2] The Door County Maritime Museum is located there. The area is also popular with scuba divers who explore the many shipwrecks in and around Death's Door, the narrow strait connecting Lake Michigan to Green Bay, also known as Porte des Morts. The Pilot Island Light is located on Pilot Island near Gills Rock.

Gills Rock is also the departure point of a ferry to Washington Island.[3]

In popular cultureEdit

The town is the birthplace of fictional character Gwen Raiden from the TV series Angel.

EducationEdit

Gibraltar Area Schools serves the community. Gibraltar Elementary School and Gibraltar Secondary School are the two schools.[4]

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