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Elkhorn in Walworth County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Webster House

 
 
The Webster House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, February 18, 2011
1. The Webster House Marker
South side of two sided marker
Inscription.  Originally erected in the public square in 1836, this edifice was the local land office during Wisconsin’s territorial years. It was abandoned in 1840 and later moved to this site. From 1857 until his death in 1875, this was the home of noted musician Joseph Philbrick Webster, who wrote the famous Civil War camp song, “Lorena,” and the ever popular hymn, “The Sweet By and By.”
 
Erected 1970 by Walworth County Historical Society. (Marker Number 78.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 42° 40.119′ N, 88° 32.563′ W. Marker is in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, in Walworth County. Marker is at the intersection of East Rockwell Street and South Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on East Rockwell Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 East Rockwell Street, Elkhorn WI 53121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 755th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron (approx. 3.6 miles away);
The Webster House image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, February 18, 2011
2. The Webster House
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Birthplace of “The Greatest Show on Earth” (approx. 5.6 miles away); Delavan’s Historic Brick Street (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wisconsin's First School for the Deaf (approx. 6.3 miles away); Maple Park (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Old Mill Race (approx. 7.8 miles away); Andy Gump (approx. 7.8 miles away); Wisconsin's First 4-H Club (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 78, Wisconsin Council for Local History.
 
Also see . . .  Walworth County Historical Society. Includes a biography of Joseph P. Webster (Submitted on February 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
The Webster House image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, February 18, 2011
3. The Webster House
From corner of Rockwell and Washington Streets
The Webster House Sign image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, February 18, 2011
4. The Webster House Sign
The Walworth County Historical Society maintains the Webster House Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 718 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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