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Allen Grove in Walworth County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Allen Family

 
 
Allen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
1. Allen Family Marker
North side of two sided marker
Inscription. Philip Allen, a Revolutionary War veteran, and his children, Philip Jr., Harvey, Sidney, Pliny, Asa Keyes, and Persis, came from New York in May, 1845, to settle in Allen Grove. Sixty-five Allens traveled by canal boat, steamboat, and overland from Kenosha bringing with them material to build four houses, carpenters to build them, a minister, Bibles and hymnals.

The Allens organized the Congregational Church here in 1845. They established a preparatory school for Beloit College in 1856. Philip Junior became the first postmaster in 1846.

Philip Allen Senior is buried in Mt. Philip Cemetery, west of here.
 
Erected 1976 by Sponsored by the Wisconsin State Chapter Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. (Marker Number 233.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 34.807′ N, 88° 45.76′ W. Marker is in Allen Grove, Wisconsin, in Walworth County. Marker is on Clinton Street 0.1 miles north of County Route X, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located on the north end of Village Union Park. Marker is in this post office area: Darien WI 53114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Allen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
2. Allen Family Marker
South side of two sided marker
8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldier of The American Revolution (approx. 1.2 miles away); Darien Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); John Bruce (approx. 3 miles away); The Skavlem–Williams Log Cabin (approx. 5.8 miles away); Wisconsin's First School for the Deaf (approx. 6.5 miles away); Delavan's Circus Colony (approx. 6.6 miles away); Delavanís Historic Brick Street (approx. 6.9 miles away); Birthplace of “The Greatest Show on Earth” (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Allen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
3. Allen Family Marker
Looking south into park
Allen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
4. Allen Family Marker
Village Union Park
Allen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
5. Allen Family Marker
South end of Village Union Park
 
 
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