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Near Bruce in Rusk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Apollonia

 
 
Apollonia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 21, 2011
1. Apollonia Marker
Inscription.  Originally called Verona Junction, this settlement was established at the intersection of the Chippewa River and Menomonie railway and the Soo Line railway. Like many Wisconsin communities, it was established as a railroad crossroads serving the surrounding agricultural community. The name of the village was changed to Apollonia in 1893 in honor of lumberman Frederick Weyerhaeuser's daughter.

By the mid-1890s, Apollonia was a thriving community of approximately 300 people. It had its own opera house, newspaper and a Congregational Church which was built in 1895.

Erected 2000

 
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 444.)
 
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 1893.
 
Location. 45° 27.042′ N, 91° 18.128′ W. Marker is near Bruce, Wisconsin, in Rusk County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 8 and
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Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 8. Marker is at the former Apollonia Congregational Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N4517 Cemetery Road, Bruce WI 54819, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chippewa River & Menomonie Railway (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sweet 'Soo' (approx. 9.3 miles away); Old Smoky (approx. 9.6 miles away); Rusk County World War I Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Apollonia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 21, 2011
2. Apollonia Marker
Apollonia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 21, 2011
3. Apollonia Marker
The marker is to the left of the Congregational Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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