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Omro in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Omro

 
 
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 4, 2010
1. Historic Omro Marker
Inscription.  Located along one of Wisconsin's first transportation and communication routes, the community of Omro developed quickly on the Fox River. French fur trader and blacksmith Charles Omreau had a trading post here and give his name to the future city. Founded in 1842, Omro grew from a village in 1849 to a commercial center in 1857. By 1880 Omro was a stop on the railroad line and home to county fairgrounds, several mills, glass factory, carriage factories and had more than 2000 residents.
 
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 456.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 44° 2.37′ N, 88° 44.346′ W. Marker is in Omro, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 21) east of Quincy Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at Scott Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 East Main Street, Omro WI 54963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Omro Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Omro Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Little House (approx. 5 miles away); Butte des Morts (approx. 6 miles away); Trading Post (approx. 6.7 miles away); Poygan Paygrounds (approx. 7.7 miles away); The 32d Red Arrow Division (approx. 8.1 miles away); Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omro.
 
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 15, 2008
2. Historic Omro Marker
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 4, 2010
3. Historic Omro Marker
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 15, 2008
4. Historic Omro Marker
Historic Omro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 4, 2010
5. Historic Omro Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,504 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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