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Town of Lisbon in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Town of Lisbon

 
 
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By Paul F, September 8, 2010
1. Town of Lisbon Marker
Inscription. The Town of Lisbon was once part of Wayne County (Detroit), then Brown County (Green Bay), Milwaukee County and finally Waukesha County in 1846. The first male settler was Thomas S. Redford (1818-1903). He claimed 160 acres May 15, 1836. Melinda Weaver (1813-1886) was the first female settler arriving in March 1837.

Lisbon had its first official meeting April 15, 1842 in the future Lisbon Plank Schoolhouse. Lisbon, being part of “Cow County, U.S.A.” had many large dairy farms.

Industry also grew from glacial gravel deposits and the underlying Niagara Reef dolomite limestone. The Lisbon population was 1,158 in 1940 and 9,125 in 2000. A sesquicentennial party of the coming of the first settler was celebrated in 1986. Lisbon celebrated the 2000 Millenium by putting a time capsule below, to be opened on May 15, 2036, the 200th year of the coming of the first settler.
 
Erected 2000 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-05.)
 
Location. 43° 8.927′ N, 88° 14.587′ W. Marker is in Town of Lisbon, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is at the intersection of Good Hope Road and Hillside Road, on the left when traveling east on Good Hope Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sussex WI 53089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Town of Lisbon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 8, 2010
2. Town of Lisbon Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sixteen School (within shouting distance of this marker); Zion Evangelical Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Albanís Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Woman in Town of Lisbon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sussex (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mammoth Spring Hotel - Saloon (approx. 2 miles away); Plainview School No. 4 (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Town of Lisbon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 8, 2010
3. Town of Lisbon Marker
 
 
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