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Fitchburg in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The McCoy Farmhouse

 
 
The McCoy Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, circa August 1, 2009
1. The McCoy Farmhouse Marker
Inscription. Located on one of Dane County's earliest and most successful tobacco farms, the cream-brick-Italianate McCoy Farmhouse was built by Benjamin Brown in 1861. Tobacco growing began here in 1853 and boomed during the Civil War when Southern tobacco became unavailable in the North. In 1949, microbiologist Elizabeth McCoy, renowned for her work in bacteria toxins, and botulism, purchased the property. After her death in 1978, the farmhouse was named in her honor and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1998 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 364.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.874′ N, 89° 23.744′ W. Marker is in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Syene Road 0.2 miles south of McCoy Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2915 Syene Road, Madison WI 53713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dogtown - Fish Hatchery School (approx. 1.9 miles away); University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker
The McCoy Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, circa August 1, 2009
2. The McCoy Farmhouse
also named Dogtown - Fish Hatchery School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Heritage of the Hill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Olin-Turville Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bernie's Beach (approx. 2.9 miles away); Eggiman House (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fitchburg.
 
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The McCoy Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, circa August 1, 2009
3. The McCoy Farmhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 218 times this year. Last updated on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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