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Kilbourntown

 
 
Kilbourntown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, October 29, 2014
1. Kilbourntown Marker
Marker as recast and re-installed at the original location.
Inscription.  In this vicinity, Kilbourntown, one of the three original Milwaukee settlements, was founded by surveyor and land speculator Byron Kilbourn in 1835. Kilbourntown’s first residents were entrepreneurs from the East. In 1839, a small group of German immigrants from Pomerania arrived in Kilbourntown, heralding a major 19th-century immigration of German settlers. Concentrated in Kilbourntown, this German population helped Milwaukee become known as the “most German city” in the United States. By the 20th century, Kilbourntown’s German population had substantially dispersed, and the area became a community of rich ethnic diversity in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.
 
Erected 2014 by Wisconsin Historical Society with funding provided by The Amazing Milwaukee Race. (Marker Number 333.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.
Original Kilbourntown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F
2. Original Kilbourntown Marker
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43° 2.692′ N, 87° 54.857′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North Old World Third Street, 0.1 miles south of West Juneau Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1110 North Old World Third Street, Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Steinmeyer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beer Line Neighborhood's Amber Past / Through the Eyes of Milwaukee Kids (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turner Hall (about 600 feet away); Pere Marquette Historic Site (about 800 feet away); Haymarket Square History (about 800 feet away); Invention of the Typewriter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert "Red" Wilson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Stuckert (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The original marker was erected in 1998, and Melinda Roberts of De Pere reported it as missing on August 21, 2012. The marker was confirmed replaced in slightly revised form on October 29, 2014.
 
Kilbourntown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, May 3, 2010
3. Kilbourntown Marker
Kilbourntown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, May 3, 2010
4. Kilbourntown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022