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Sparta in Monroe County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Monroe County Courthouse

 
 
Monroe County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
1. Monroe County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Monroe County was created in 1854, and Sparta became the county seat. The present building is the third Monroe County courthouse and replaced an 1863 courthouse. It was constructed in 1895 at a cost in excess of $50,000. Chicago architect Mifflin E. Bell designed this courthouse in the Romanesque Revival style, which was popular for civic architecture in the 1890s.
The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
 
Erected 2004 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 489.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 56.661′ N, 90° 48.747′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Court Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on South Court Street. Click for map. Marker is at the southwest corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Court Street, Sparta WI 54656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Masonic Lodge (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Post Office (a few steps from this marker);
Monroe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. Monroe County Courthouse
Sparta Free Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coulee Country (approx. 4.2 miles away); Donald "Deke" Slayton (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Driftless Area (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sparta.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Plaque on Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
3. Plaque on Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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