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

The Big Church on the Hillside

 
 
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By William J. Toman, July 29, 2011
1. The Big Church on the Hillside Marker
Inscription. This plaque is dedicated to the early German immigrants who came to the Middleton area between 1840 and 1850 and chose this site for a church. A log church was built just north of this structure in 1854. It soon proved inadequate and a second church was erected at this location in 1866. It was complete with sawn lumber, a steeple and bell and served until 1884 when an addition was made including a new steeple and bell.

This plaque commemorates the present edifice which served its congregation until 1947 when regular services were discontinued and the congregation dissolved.

The building is being preserved and a memorial service is held annually to perpetuate the memory of the religious faith of the early settlers who started "The Big Church on the Hill".

Dedicated by the Middleton Historical Society, September 5, 1979
 
Location. 43° 4.518′ N, 89° 32.216′ W. Marker is in Middleton, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant View Road and Old Sauk Road, on the right when traveling north on Pleasant View Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4022 Pleasant View Road, Middleton WI 53562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Second Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House
The Big Church on the Hillside Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 29, 2011
2. The Big Church on the Hillside Marker
The marker is to the right of the front door.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Middleton's Beginning (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Lemcke Farm House (approx. 2 miles away); Early Social Whirl (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Stamm House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hocheera (approx. 3 miles away); Thorstrand (approx. 3 miles away); Hickory Hill House (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middleton.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
The Big Church on the Hillside Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 29, 2011
3. The Big Church on the Hillside Marker
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By William J. Toman, July 29, 2011
4. Related Marker
This marker is to the right of the front steps.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 277 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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