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

Pioneer Aztalan

 
 
Pioneer Aztalan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, September 4, 2010
1. Pioneer Aztalan Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer Aztalan was settled in 1836 by Thomas Brayton and others at the junction of the Milwaukee-Mineral Point and Janesville-Fond du Lac territorial roads. By 1837 Aztalan had Jefferson County's first post office and by 1842 was its leading business and industrial center. After the railroad bypassed it in 1859, the once thriving community of 250 people, two hotels, a brickyard and five factories gradually declined. Only the original church remains.
 
Erected 1969 by the Lake Mills - Aztalan Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 43° 4.335′ N, 88° 51.74′ W. Marker is in Aztalan, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway Q and County Highway B, on the left when traveling south on County Highway Q. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Mills WI 53551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mamre Moravian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Pickett (within shouting distance of this
Pioneer Aztalan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, October 21, 2010
2. Pioneer Aztalan Marker
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marker); Princess Burial Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Map of the Prehistoric Village of Aztalan (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to Aztalan National Historic Landmark (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cahokia Connection (approx. ¼ mile away); Aztalan Mound Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Aztalan (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aztalan.
 
Pioneer Aztalan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, September 4, 2010
3. Pioneer Aztalan Marker
The marker is in front of the old Baptist Church, the "original church" and only remaining building from the original Aztalan as mentioned in the marker.
Display at Entrance to Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, September 4, 2010
4. Display at Entrance to Church
Plaque: Two Mill Stones from the Old Grist Mill in Lake Mills
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 18, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on November 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 24, 2022