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Greenwood in Clark County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mormon Settlements

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, August 23, 2009
1. Mormon Settlements Marker
West side of marker.
Inscription. The Mormons, Clark County's first loggers, came in 1844 and established camps between Wedge's Creek and Greenwood to cut timber for their Illinois city of Nauvoo. After the murder of their leader Joseph Smith at Carthage, Illinois in mid-1844, the Mormons soon left. The sole legacy of their Clark County settlements is Cunningham Creek, named for Jonathan Cunningham who drowned in it while running logs.
 
Erected 1968 by the Clark County Historical Society. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Location. 44° 46.024′ N, 90° 35.883′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Wisconsin, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 73) and East Division Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Greenwood Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Main Street, Greenwood WI 54437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loyal Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Samuel Hartford (approx. 6.1 miles away); Castner–Mack Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Neillsville Civil War Memorial
Mormon Settlements Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 23, 2009
2. Mormon Settlements Marker
Duplicate east side of marker.
(approx. 13.8 miles away); National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 14.3 miles away); The Korean War Tribute (approx. 14.3 miles away); Kilroy Was Here (approx. 14.4 miles away); Women Airforce Service Pilots Monument (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Mormon Settlements Marker is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 23.

Greenwood Mayor John Snedic displays a marker erected last week in the Greenwood City Park by the Clark County Historical Society. The marker honors the Mormons, first white settlers to visit Clark County in 1844. They had four campsites on the Black River between Wedges Creek and Greenwood. Cunningham Creek, two miles south of Neillsville, is named after Jonathan Cunningham, a Mormon who drowned in the stream in 1844. The Mormons left Clark County in mid-1844. The marker in Greenwood will be officially dedicated December 7 during a historical society meeting in the high school.
Excerpt from The Eau Claire Leader October 8, 1968
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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Mormon Settlements Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 23, 2009
3. Mormon Settlements Marker
The marker is in the shadow to the right.

1. Lumbering and Farming. (Submitted on August 26, 2009.)
2. History of the Greenwood Peace Memorial. "The magnificent fifteen foot high monument to peace predominates the village park in Greenwood, Wisconsin. It stands before a wall of time worn fieldstones which were gathered from the life sustaining Black River by the sturdy pioneers who fashioned them into a fine municipal center. It was erected during the "Great Depression" and generously given to the struggling farm community by a sculptor who did not become famous until he died as a pauper in 1962." (Submitted on August 27, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. Ernest Durig; Peace Monument
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Nearby Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 23, 2009
4. Nearby Memorial
Peace Monument
dedicated to the
Gold Star Mothers
and
in memory
of the 150th anniversary
of the formation of the
Constitution of the
United States of America
1787 1937
Greenwood Village Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 23, 2009
5. Greenwood Village Park
Cunningham Creek image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 22, 2010
6. Cunningham Creek
State Highway 73 south of Neillsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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