Hartford in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Westphal Mansion Inn
City of Hartford, Wisconsin
August Westphal was well known in the state and nationally as the “Cheese King” and one of the largest cheese manufacturers in Wisconsin. He owned and operated more than 50 cheese factories and built the condensery in Hartford. His cheese won many awards and was shipped abroad. In 1919, a large shipment of Swiss block cheese, consisting of 170,000 lbs., was sent to Norway. Condensed milk was sent to England for use by the American Army, a quantity that would last for the next two years. Later, the condensery was sold to Kraft Cheese Company.
Washington County, Wisconsin
Erected 2008 by Landmarks Commission Washington County, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 07-002.)
Location. 43° 18.973′ N, 88° Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 S. Main Street, Hartford WI 53027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willard R. Amidon Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lohrís Gas Station (about 500 feet away); “Kissel” (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Schwartz Ballroom (approx. half a mile away); St. Lawrence Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Holy Hill (approx. 5.6 miles away); Winter Farm (approx. 5.8 miles away); Schubert Cheese Factory (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
Also see . . . History of Westphal Mansion Inn - (Courtesy - Westphal Mansion Bed and Breakfast)::. (Submitted on September 5, 2013.)
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