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Oostburg in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Oostburg

 
 
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By William J. Toman, April 16, 2011
1. Historic Oostburg Marker
Inscription. The Dutch settlement of Oostburg, founded in the 1840s and named for a town in the Netherlands, was once located two miles to the southeast. In 1873, to attract the railroad to this location, local businessman Peter Daane constructed and donated a depot to the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad Company. Oostburg moved here and in just three years became a thriving railroad town with a mill, grain elevator, lumber yard, post office, church, hotel, telegraph office and various shops including two general stores.
 
Erected 1997 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 348.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 37.374′ N, 87° 47.952′ W. Marker is in Oostburg, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Tenth Street and Center Avenue (County Highway A), on the left when traveling south on South Tenth Street. Click for map. The marker is in a small park near the Oostburg Historical Society. Marker is in this post office area: Oostburg WI 53070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. October 11th Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles
Historic Oostburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 16, 2011
2. Historic Oostburg Marker
away); Dutch Settlement (approx. 2.8 miles away); Early Dutch Settlers (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sheboygan Indian Mound Park (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Mill House Restoration Project (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cole Historic District (approx. 7.4 miles away); Downtown Sheboygan Falls Historic District (approx. 7.5 miles away); Wisconsinís Luxembourgers (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers regarding Wisconsin Dutch settlers.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Historic Oostburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
3. Historic Oostburg Marker
Looking south toward Center Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on October 3, 2016.
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