Hazel Green in Grant County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Point Of Beginning
Erected 1979. (Marker Number 172.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 30.469′ N, 90° 26.193′ Click for map. The marker is located just north of the Illinois state line. Marker is in this post office area: Hazel Green WI 53811, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Samuel Mazzuchelli (approx. 4.8 miles away); St. Augustine Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); The De Soto House (approx. 6.5 miles away in Illinois); Ulysses S. Grant Home (approx. 6.7 miles away in Illinois); Wisconsin Lead Region (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Old Chicago Stageroad (approx. 10.1 miles away); Historical Badger Park (approx. 11.1 miles away); Badger Mine – Badger Lot Diggings (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Regarding The Point Of Beginning. The "Point of Beginning" is the benchmark from which all lands in what would become Wisconsin were measured. With this benchmark in place, survey crews began laying out the first rectangular townships, each containing 36 one-mile square sections of 640 acres.
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