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Watertown in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Northwestern College

 
 
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By Philip Boll
1. Northwestern College Marker
Original site of Northwestern College.
Inscription.  Northwestern College opened in this house September, 1863, with one professor and three students. In September, 1865, the institution was moved to its present site at College and Western Avenues.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 43° 11.982′ N, 88° 43.083′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker is at the intersection of North Fourth Street and Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling south on North Fourth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 814 N Fourth St, Watertown WI 53098, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail Discovery (approx. half a mile away); Milwaukee Street Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fred Merkle Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Octagon House
Northwestern College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Philip Boll
2. Northwestern College Marker
Original site of Northwestern College, now a private residence.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Fred C. Merkle (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Regarding Northwestern College. Northwestern College was for many years the pastoral training college for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). In 1995, Northwestern College was amalgamated with its "sister" college, Dr. Martin Luther College (DMLC) in New Ulm, MN. This marker must have been erected prior to 1995, since it refers to Northwestern College still existing at "its present site".
 
Additional keywords. Northwestern University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Philip Boll of Deforest, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 115 times since then. Last updated on January 20, 2021, by Philip Boll of Deforest, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Philip Boll of Deforest, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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