Near Fort Atkinson in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lake Koshkonong Effigy Mounds
The people who built effigy mounds hunted and collected food, often returning to the same locations seasonally. They lived in semi-permanent villages, used the bow and arrow, and made and used pottery. Mounds likely served ceremonial, spiritual and practical purposes, perhaps marking territories and designating special gathering places. Mounds often, but not always, contain burials. The Lake Koshkonong area once had 23 effigy mound groups, composed of about 500 individual mounds.
Erected 1994. (Marker Number 322.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 42° 52.518′ N, 88° 54.515′ W. Marker is near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Koshkonong Mounds Road one mile west of Old Wisconsin Highway 26. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Atkinson WI 53538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lorine Niedecker (approx. 1.2 miles away); Panther Intaglio (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fort Koshkonong (approx. 5.3 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 5.4 miles away); Storrs Lake Milton (approx. 7 miles away); Milton House (approx. 7 miles away); Black Hawk War Encampment (approx. 7 miles away); Sterling North (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Atkinson.
More about this marker. Unfortunately, the marker must be viewed from the road, where the speed limit is too high and much of the traffic takes full advantage of it. Be careful.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,247 times since then and 125 times this year. Last updated on June 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.