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Fitchburg in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The McCoy Farmhouse

 
 
The McCoy Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gordon Govier, circa August 1, 2009
1. The McCoy Farmhouse Marker
Inscription.  Located on one of Dane County's earliest and most successful tobacco farms, the cream-brick-Italianate McCoy Farmhouse was built by Benjamin Brown in 1861. Tobacco growing began here in 1853 and boomed during the Civil War when Southern tobacco became unavailable in the North. In 1949, microbiologist Elizabeth McCoy, renowned for her work in bacteria toxins, and botulism, purchased the property. After her death in 1978, the farmhouse was named in her honor and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1998 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 364.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureIndustry & CommerceScience & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 43° 0.874′ N, 89° 23.744′ W. Marker is in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is
The McCoy Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gordon Govier, circa August 1, 2009
2. The McCoy Farmhouse
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on Syene Road, 0.2 miles south of McCoy Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2915 Syene Road, Madison WI 53713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dogtown - Fish Hatchery School (approx. 1.9 miles away); University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum (approx. 2.6 miles away); MMSD Wildlife Observation Area (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Lewis Nine Springs E-Way / Philip and Elizabeth Lewis (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dogtown - Fish Hatchery School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Heritage of the Hill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bernie's Beach (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fitchburg.
 
The McCoy Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gordon Govier, circa August 1, 2009
3. The McCoy Farmhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022