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Greenbush in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Wade House State Park

 
 
Old Wade House State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
1. Old Wade House State Park Marker
Inscription. The Wade House, one of the earliest stage coach inns in Wisconsin, is the major unit in this historic restoration carried out by The Kohler Foundation of Kohler, Wisconsin. Built by Sylvanus Wade between 1847 and 1851 at the total cost of $300, this "halfway house" became the most important stage coach stop on the plank road between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac. Meetings for the discussion of Civil War issues and early railroad construction were held in the inn. The Butternut House, home of Wade's eldest daughter and son-in-law, takes its name from the timber cut on its site and used in its construction. Horses were shod and the stages repaired in the Blacksmith Shop adjoining the Wade House.
 
Erected 1953 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 46.588′ N, 88° 5.068′ W. Marker is in Greenbush, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of Plank Road and Center Street on Plank Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: W7824 Center Street, Greenbush WI 53026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured
Old Wade House State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
2. Old Wade House State Park Marker
as the crow flies. Kimberly's Korner (approx. 3.5 miles away); Schoolhouse Straight (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dickens' Ditch (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hamill's Hollow (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Hard Right (approx. 4.6 miles away); Briggs' Bend (approx. 4.9 miles away); 1950 Start/Finish (approx. 4.9 miles away); Wacker's Wend (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wade House. Wisconsin Historical Society Website. (Submitted on June 11, 2010, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.) 

2. Sylvanus Wade House. Wikipedia entry. "The site also includes two other buildings on the National Register, the Charles Robinson House and the Robinson-Herrling Sawmill. In addition, the historical society operates the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum at the site, exhibiting a large collection of 19th Century American horse drawn vehicles." (Submitted on June 11, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker and Wade House image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
3. Marker and Wade House
Wade House image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
4. Wade House
National Register of Historic Places #71000041
Old Wade House State image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, September 12, 2010
5. Old Wade House State
Plank Road at Center Street image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
6. Plank Road at Center Street
Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive sign.
Old Wade House Historical Site sign.
Nearby House image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
7. Nearby House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 895 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   6, 7. 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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