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Mineral Point in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wisconsin Territory

 
 
Wisconsin Territory Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 20, 2010
1. Wisconsin Territory Marker
Inscription.  On July 4, 1836, here in Mineral Point, Col. Henry Dodge took the oath of office to become the first Governor of the newly-created Territory of Wisconsin. This Territory, previously attached to Michigan, embraced the vast and important area of what is now the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and portions of North and South Dakota.
 
Erected 1964 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 137.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 42° 51.598′ N, 90° 10.73′ W. Marker is in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and South Vine Street, on the right when traveling west on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 High Street, Mineral Point WI 53565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Jackson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shake Rag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Mineral Point
Wisconsin Territory Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 20, 2010
2. Wisconsin Territory Marker
The marker is in front of the Free Public Library in Library Park.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Laurence F. Graber (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dodge's Grove and Fort Union (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 5.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); Iowa County Courthouse (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral Point.
 
Nearby Memorial in Library Park image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 20, 2010
3. Nearby Memorial in Library Park
Memorial to area men and women who served in World Wars I and II.
Nearby Memorial in Library Park image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 20, 2010
4. Nearby Memorial in Library Park
Memorial to those who died while in service after World War II.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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