Near Hancock in Waushara County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Whistler Mound Group and Enclosure
Enclosures, like the one in the Whistler Mound Group, were once found throughout the northeastern United States. The functions of these structures is not known, but it is surmised that they define "sacred space" where special ceremonies were conducted. The Whistler enclosure is one of the few in Wisconsin to have escaped destruction by modern development.
Tragically, most mounds in Wisconsin have been destroyed. The remnants of the Whistler Mound Group and Enclosure are now protected by Wisconsin's burial law. The site was also listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 457.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1993.
Location. 44° 7.655′ N, 89° 30.098′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Wisconsin, in Waushara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 6th Avenue and Beechnut Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is by the entrance to Whistler Mounds Park at Fish Lake. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N4140 6th Avenue, Hancock WI 54943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred to the Memory of the Soldiers (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sir Henry Soloman Wellcome (approx. 9.2 miles away); Almond Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away); Korean War (approx. 12.3 miles away); Footprints in the Sands of Time (approx. 12.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,453 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 23, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.