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Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Green Bay Road

 
 
Historic Green Bay Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
1. Historic Green Bay Road Marker
Inscription.
In 1829, citizens of the Green Bay area petitioned Congress to build a road to Chicago. Following an ancient Indian trail, the military road to connect Fort Howard at Green Bay with Fort Dearborn at Chicago was surveyed by the U.S. War Department in 1835. Construction began in 1838, but after completion the road was little used by the military and soon became known as the Green Bay Road. This is the north end of the 200 mile historic road that many immigrant settlers used to reach their new homes in Wisconsin.
 
Erected 1996 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 540.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 31.09′ N, 88° 0.832′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Fox River Trail just from Main Street (U.S. 141). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fort Howard Story (a few steps from this marker); Downtown Green Bay (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Port of Today (approx. 0.2 miles
Historic Green Bay Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
2. Historic Green Bay Road Marker
away); Fort Howard Stockade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Northland (approx. 0.2 miles away); September 11, 2001 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexis De Tocqueville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zachary Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Regarding Historic Green Bay Road.
This marker is located on the Fox River Trail which passes beneath Main Street on the east shore of the Fox River.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers regarding the Green Bay Road
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Historic Green Bay Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
3. Historic Green Bay Road Marker
south side of marker with duplicate text
Green Bay Road Marker and Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, December 22, 2010
4. Green Bay Road Marker and Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge
Green Bay Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, December 22, 2010
5. Green Bay Road Marker
Historic Green Bay Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 9, 2011
6. Historic Green Bay Road Marker
 
 
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