“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sauk City in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Sauk City

Sauk City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen, January 30, 2012
1. Sauk City Marker
Inscription.  Sauk City originally was the site of an important Indian village. Jonathan Carver visited here on October 9, 1766 and wrote, "This is the largest and best built Indian town I ever saw. It contains about 90 houses, each large enough for several families. The streets are regular and spacious." In 1838 the first white settlers arrived, led by Berry Haney. Count Agoston Haraszthy platted Sauk City on April 26, 1845. Incorporated March 30,1854 the original charter continues to the present day - marking Sauk City the oldest incorporated village in Wisconsin.
Erected 1969 by Sauk County Conservation Committee. (Marker Number Site 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 30, 1846.
Location. 43° 16.424′ N, 89° 43.242′ W. Marker is in Sauk City, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is on Water Street north of Van Buren Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sauk City WI 53583, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Free Congregation of Sauk County (approx. 0.2 miles away); August W. Derleth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Culver's (approx. half a mile away); Wollersheim Winery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mazomanie Sand Barrens (approx. 2 miles away); Wisconsin Heights Battlefield (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Wisconsin Heights (approx. 2 miles away); In Memory of Rev. Adalbert Inama, O. Praem. (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sauk City.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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