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

Old Military Road - 100 Mile Point

 
 
Old Military Road - 100 Mile Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, August 1, 2010
1. Old Military Road - 100 Mile Point Marker
Inscription. In July, 1833, Lt. Alexander Center blazed a nearby oak, marking the 100-mile point of a military road he and James Doty were surveying. The Old Military Road, built from 1835 to 1837, connected Ft. Crawford at Prairie du Chien, Ft. Winnebago at Portage and Ft. Howard at Green Bay, a distance of 235 miles. In two months, troops from Ft. Crawford under Col. Zachary Taylor, later our 12th President, built the section between Prairie du Chien and Poynette, at a cost of $1200, excluding soldiers' labor. Milestones were erected as work progressed. In Dane County, the road went east from Blue Mounds to Mt. Horeb, then northeast near the present villages of Pine Bluff, Cross Plains and Dane. In this area, it followed the survey route rather than Indian trails. Of limited military value, the road aided the settlement and economic development of Wisconsin.
 
Erected 1989 by Dane County Historical Society. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 16.257′ N, 89° 28.77′ W. Marker is near Dane, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunroven Road and County Road DM, on the right when
Old Military Road - 100 Mile Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, August 1, 2010
2. Old Military Road - 100 Mile Point Marker
Looking south toward the marker
traveling south on Dunroven Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dane WI 53529, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nathan Dane (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Tree (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ella Wheeler Wilcox (approx. 5.8 miles away); Schumacher Farm (approx. 5.9 miles away); Andreas Dahl (approx. 7 miles away); The De Forest Depot (approx. 7.2 miles away); De Forest Centennial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Our Bell (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional Markers on and about the Wisconsin Military Road
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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