Rockfield in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The centennial barn, featuring the Gold Medal Flour sign, served as a transfer station for corn and grains which could be bought, sold, and shipped by rail to different mills. Once a center of commerce, the Rockfield historic and commercial area resounded with the blast of dynamite mining in the limestone quarry close to this site. Limestone was then cooked, creating cement in the kilns.
Other historic sites in this intersection were a dance hall, cannery, two saloons, and Klein’s General Store/Rockfield Post Office.
Erected 2003 by Washington County Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 03-001.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 43° 15.443′ N, 88° 7.476′ W. Marker is in Rockfield, Wisconsin, in Washington Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N132 W17303 Rockfield Rd, Germantown WI 53022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dheinsville Settlement (approx. one mile away); Christ Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gehl’s Guernsey Farms, Inc. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mill Road Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Jacob Schunk Farmhouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); St. John Evangelical Church (approx. 4 miles away); Trinity School Woodshed (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cemetery Outhouse (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.