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West Bend in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Washington County Courthouse Square

West Bend, Wisconsin

 
 
Washington County Courthouse Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 1, 2010
1. Washington County Courthouse Square Marker
Inscription.  This block was deeded to Washington County on May 2, 1853, by the Wightman, Kilbourn, Kneeland, and Wolcott families to locate and erect county buildings. The original courthouse, constructed in 1854, was relocated to Main Street when the 1889 courthouse was built. The jail and sheriff’s residence was constructed in 1886. When a new jail was built in 1962, the Washington County Historical Society established a museum in the old jail. In 1992, the courthouse was vacated making it available for historic activities.
 
Erected 2000 by Landmarks Commission Washington County, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 00-002.)
 
Location. 43° 25.197′ N, 88° 10.963′ W. Marker is in West Bend, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on South 5th Avenue near Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in-between the Old Courthouse and Jail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 South 5th Avenue, West Bend WI 53095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court House Square (within shouting distance of this marker); James Kneeland House
Washington County Courthouse Square image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 1, 2010
2. Washington County Courthouse Square
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eisenbahn Trail History (approx. ¼ mile away); Bernhard "Ben" C. Ziegler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Settlers Triangle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephan F. Mayer Home (approx. half a mile away); The West Bend Aluminum Company (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Bend.
 
Also see . . .  Old Sheriff’s Residence & Jail. The website of the Washington County Historical Society gives a short history and general information. (Submitted on September 9, 2010.) 
 
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Notable Buildings
 
Washington County Courthouse Jail Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 1, 2010
3. Washington County Courthouse Jail Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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