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Ephraim in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Permanent Colony in Door County

 
 
First Permanent Colony in Door County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
1. First Permanent Colony in Door County Marker
Inscription.
Near
this spot
a Moravian
Congregation,
Reverend
A.M. Iverson, Pastor
landed May, 1853,
forming the first
permanent colony
in Door County
———
Erected 1923

 
Erected 1923.
 
Location. 45° 9.329′ N, 87° 10.237′ W. Marker is in Ephraim, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is on Water Street (State Highway 42) north of Cherry Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ephraim WI 54211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anderson Dock (approx. half a mile away); A Road Less Traveled (approx. 1.2 miles away); Life on the Ledge (approx. 1.4 miles away); A State Park System is Formed (approx. 1.6 miles away); Island Paradise (approx. 2.8 miles away); Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); Why Green Bay? (approx. 3.4 miles away); Privilege in the Park (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of Ephraim. "The Village of Ephraim's cultural and historical heritage is a blend of Moravian culture and Norwegian ethnic heritage." (Submitted on January 29, 2009.) 

2. Ephraim's Founding Father
First Permanent Colony in Door County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
2. First Permanent Colony in Door County Marker
. "Iverson's first view of the area that would become Ephraim came from Eagle Island, now known as Horseshoe Island. The visit to the island, owned by fellow Norwegian immigrant Ole Larsen, was the culmination of a series of events and personal connections coupled with a strong desire to create a home for his budding congregation." (Submitted on January 29, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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