Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic Green Bay Road
In 1829, citizens of the Green Bay area petitioned Congress to build a road to Chicago. Following an ancient Indian trail, the military road to connect Fort Howard at Green Bay with Fort Dearborn at Chicago was surveyed by the U.S. War Department in 1835. Construction began in 1838, but after completion the road was little used by the military and soon became known as the Green Bay Road. This is the north end of the 200 mile historic road that many immigrant settlers used to reach their new homes in Wisconsin.
Erected 1996 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 540.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
Location. 44° 31.09′ N, 88° 0.832′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Fox River Trail just from Main Street (U.S. 141). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fort Howard Story (a few steps from this marker); Downtown Green BayThe Port of Today (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Howard Stockade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Northland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexis De Tocqueville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zachary Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
Regarding Historic Green Bay Road.
This marker is located on the Fox River Trail which passes beneath Main Street on the east shore of the Fox River.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers regarding the Green Bay Road
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