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Argyle in Lafayette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Argyle

 
 
Argyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 20, 2012
1. Argyle Marker
Inscription. Argyle was founded in 1844 by Allen Wright, a Scotsman who named it after the Duke of Argyle. In 1855, the first bridge was built here over the Pecatonica River. The bridge was replaced in 1875 and again in 1895. Yet another bridge, the much admired two-span camelback truss bridge, was built in 1939 [at] a cost of $69,400. The current concrete bridge replaced it in 2002.
 
Location. 42° 42.09′ N, 89° 52.17′ W. Marker is in Argyle, Wisconsin, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Mineral Point Road (State Highway 78) and River Street, on the right when traveling east on Mineral Point Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Argyle WI 53504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Partridge Hall Star Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Pecatonica (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Battle of the Pecatonica (approx. 3 miles away); East Wiota Lutheran Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fort Hamilton (approx. 6.1 miles away); Earliest Settlers (approx. 7.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Zarahemla (approx. 7.6 miles away); Zenas Gurley (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & Settlers
 
Argyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 20, 2012
2. Argyle Marker
The concrete bridge referenced in the marker is in the background.
Argyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 20, 2012
3. Argyle Marker
The Pecatonica River is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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