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Kilbourntown

 
 
Kilbourntown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 29, 2014
1. Kilbourntown Marker
Marker as recast and re-installed at the original location.
Inscription. In this vicinity, Kilbourntown, one of the three original Milwaukee settlements, was founded by surveyor and land speculator Byron Kilbourn in 1835. Kilbourntown’s first residents were entrepreneurs from the East. In 1839, a small group of German immigrants from Pomerania arrived in Kilbourntown, heralding a major 19th-century immigration of German settlers. Concentrated in Kilbourntown, this German population helped Milwaukee become known as the “most German city” in the United States. By the 20th century, Kilbourntown’s German population had substantially dispersed, and the area became a community of rich ethnic diversity in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.
 
Erected 2014 by Wisconsin Historical Society with funding provided by The Amazing Milwaukee Race. (Marker Number 333.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 43° 2.692′ N, 87° 54.857′ W. Marker was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker was on North Old World Third Street 0.1 miles south of West Juneau Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker
Original Kilbourntown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F
2. Original Kilbourntown Marker
was at or near this postal address: 1110 North Old World Third Street, Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Steinmeyer Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turner Hall (about 600 feet away); Pere Marquette Historic Site (about 800 feet away); Haymarket Square History (about 800 feet away); Invention of the Typewriter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert "Red" Wilson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Stuckert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fred Roethlisberger (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The original marker was erected in 1998, and Melinda Roberts of De Pere reported it as missing on August 21, 2012. The marker was confirmed replaced in slightly revised form on October 29, 2014.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Kilbourntown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
3. Kilbourntown Marker
Kilbourntown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
4. Kilbourntown Marker
 
 
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