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Stoughton in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Main Street Historic District

 
 
Main Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
1. Main Street Historic District Marker
Inscription. This district is a collection of Victorian and early 20th-century commercial buildings, largely built between 1860 and 1910. Once southern Dane County's mercantile center, the district provided extensive retail and professional services. Extending west to the Yahara River, the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
 
Erected 1997 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 361.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 55′ N, 89° 13.024′ W. Marker is in Stoughton, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 51) west of South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the right of the entrance to the Stoughton Opera House / Stoughton City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 381 East Main Street, Stoughton WI 53589, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Park Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stoughton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bovre Congregation
Main Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
2. Main Street Historic District Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Yahara River (approx. 4.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Seasons of Fish Camp (approx. 5.1 miles away); Carp for sale (approx. 5.1 miles away); Too many carp (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stoughton.
 
Also see . . .  Stoughton, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 24, 2009.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Duplicate Marker?
According to the Wisconsin Historical Society list of its historical markers (http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/hp/markers/markerslist.pdf), there is a duplicate marker at "Yahara River Bridge, West Main St." However, I was not able to locate it on May 1, 2010. The duplicate marker may have been displaced by construction on the bridge in recent years.
    — Submitted June 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Opera House / City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
3. Opera House / City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,275 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Fate of the duplicate marker mentioned in the above comments. • Can you help?
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