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Greenfield in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County

 
 
Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F
1. Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County Marker
South side of two sided marker.
Inscription. Following the end of World War II, Milwaukee’s rapid urban development forced the seven rural towns of Milwaukee County into annexation or incorporation. When Greenfield incorporated as a city in 1957, the last of Milwaukee County’s towns disappeared and with it ended the system of local town government Yankees brought to the area in the 1840s. Although Greenfield’s original plat of 36 square miles has been greatly reduced, this area has remained the center of civic activity for over 150 years.
 
Erected 1996 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 341.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 57.945′ N, 88° 0.23′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker can be reached from W. Forest Home Ave. Click for map. Marker is in front of City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7325 W. Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee WI 53220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bodamer Log Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Janesville Plank Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Village of Greendale
Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F
2. Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County Marker
North side of two sided marker.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wisconsin's Lime Industry (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cold Spring Road (approx. 2.1 miles away); 1992 NASCAR Champion (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenfield.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Paul F, circa October 15, 2009
3. Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County Marker
Marker from parking lot.
 
 
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