Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hiram Stores Allen
September 18, 1806 - March 6, 1886
In 1838, Hiram married Marie De Marie, a daughter of Louis De Marie, one of the first settlers in this area. Together they had eleven children: Mary, Henry, Laura, Charles, Charlotte, Edward, Angeline, Ira, Cordelia, John, and Hannah.
Upon the organization of Chippewa County in 1853, Mr. Allen was the unanimous choice of the people for county treasurer. He also became the first postmaster of Chippewa Falls.
The village was surveyed and plotted under his direction in 1856, giving Hiram S. Allen the distinction of being called the founder of Chippewa Falls.
Marker Sign #28
Erected by Chippewa
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 44° 56.124′ N, 91° 23.386′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on Rushman Drive (State Highway 124) east of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at Allen Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Notre Dame Church (about 600 feet away); Old McDonell High School (about 700 feet away); Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls (about 700 feet away); Reverend Charles F.X. Goldsmith (about 700 feet away); The Norway House & the Birthplace of Alexander Wiley (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Federal Building & Early Mail Service (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
Also see . . . Historical Accounts of the Chippewa Valley and its Residents. History of Northern Wisconsin. (Submitted on May 12, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.