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

Plank Road Pioneer Barn

 
 
Plank Road Pioneer Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 3, 2010
1. Plank Road Pioneer Barn Marker
Inscription.  This barn was built by an early settler in 1853 was used by regional farmers driving cattle to the Milwaukee market over the Milwaukee-Watertown Plank Road. It was moved from the Plank road area east of the Rock River to this site in 1963 and restored by the Watertown Historical Society.
 
Erected 1968 by The Saturday Club, Watertown, Wisconsin, Donors – Mr. & Mrs. Harry Moore. (Marker Number 60.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 43° 11.089′ N, 88° 42.43′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Charles Street and Sunset Drive. The marker is located to the rear of the Octagon House historic property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 919 Charles St, Watertown WI 53094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fred C. Merkle (a few steps from this marker); Plank Road (within
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shouting distance of this marker); First Kindergarten (within shouting distance of this marker); Richards Hill Ski Slide Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Octagon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Merkle Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (approx. ¼ mile away); In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Also see . . .  Plank Road - Watertown Historical Society. (Submitted on September 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Plank Road Pioneer Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 3, 2010
2. Plank Road Pioneer Barn and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on May 18, 2023, by Gary Sonnenberg of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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