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Sauk City in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Free Congregation of Sauk County

 
 
Free Congregation of Sauk County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 25, 2013
1. Free Congregation of Sauk County Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1852 by German-American settlers, the Free Congregation (Freie Gemeinde) dominated the cultural, economic and intellectual life of Sauk City well into the twentieth century. This is one of two congregations surviving a once prominent free thought movement in Wisconsin. The present building was erected in 1884 and contains an outstanding free thought library.
 
Erected by Wisconsin Council for Local History. (Marker Number 52.)
 
Location. 43° 16.478′ N, 89° 43.408′ W. Marker is in Sauk City, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is on Polk Street west of John Adams Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located mid block between John Adams & Jefferson Sts. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Polk Street, Sauk City WI 53583, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sauk City (approx. 0.2 miles away); August W. Derleth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Culver's (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wollersheim Winery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mazomanie Sand Barrens (approx. 2 miles away); Wisconsin Heights Battlefield
Free Congregation of Sauk County image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 25, 2013
2. Free Congregation of Sauk County
(approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Wisconsin Heights (approx. 2.1 miles away); In Memory of Rev. Adalbert Inama, O. Praem. (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sauk City.
 
More about this marker. This is Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 52.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Free Congregation of Sauk County. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
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Free Congregation of Sauk County image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 25, 2013
3. Free Congregation of Sauk County
Freie Gemeinde plaque on front of building image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 25, 2013
4. Freie Gemeinde plaque on front of building
Sauk City Historic Walk No. 6 image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 25, 2013
5. Sauk City Historic Walk No. 6
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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