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Omro in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Omro

 
 
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By Keith L, August 4, 2010
1. Historic Omro Marker
Inscription. Located along one of Wisconsin's first transportation and communication routes, the community of Omro developed quickly on the Fox River. French fur trader and blacksmith Charles Omreau had a trading post here and give his name to the future city. Founded in 1842, Omro grew from a village in 1849 to a commercial center in 1857. By 1880 Omro was a stop on the railroad line and home to county fairgrounds, several mills, glass factory, carriage factories and had more than 2000 residents.
 
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 456.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 2.37′ N, 88° 44.346′ W. Marker is in Omro, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 21) east of Quincy Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at Scott Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 East Main Street, Omro WI 54963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Omro Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Little House (approx. 5 miles away); Poygan Paygrounds
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 15, 2008
2. Historic Omro Marker
(approx. 7.7 miles away); The 32d Red Arrow Division (approx. 8.1 miles away); Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (approx. 8.2 miles away); Coles Bashford House (approx. 8.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Knaggs Ferry (approx. 8.5 miles away); Rainbow Memorial Park (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Omro History. (Submitted on September 6, 2008.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 4, 2010
3. Historic Omro Marker
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 15, 2008
4. Historic Omro Marker
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 4, 2010
5. Historic Omro Marker
 
 
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