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Milton in Rock County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Milton House

 
 
Milton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
1. Milton House Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1844 by Joseph Goodrich, this frontier inn is constructed of grout -- a mixture of gravel, lime, and water. An important stagecoach stop and transfer point, it was also a pre-Civil War station in the underground railroad, and is still connected by a secret escape tunnel to the old log cabin. In 1949 the Goodrich family donated the inn to the Milton Historical Society for a museum.
 
Erected 1961 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 107.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 46.588′ N, 88° 56.195′ W. Marker is in Milton, Wisconsin, in Rock County. Marker is at the intersection of South Janesville Street (State Highway 26 / 59) and Storrs Lake Road, on the right when traveling north on South Janesville Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 South Janesville Street, Milton WI 53563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Storrs Lake Milton (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock River Industry (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lake Koshkonong Effigy Mounds
Milton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
2. Milton House Marker
(approx. 7 miles away); Wisconsin's Tobacco Land (approx. 7.5 miles away); First State Fair (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Black Hawk War / Black Hawk's Grove (approx. 7.7 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Milton House Museum. (Submitted on September 25, 2009.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRNotable Buildings
 
Milton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
3. Milton House Marker
Milton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 25, 2010
4. Milton House Marker
The old log cabin is on the left and the marker is on the right.
Milton House image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
5. Milton House
Old Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 25, 2010
6. Old Log Cabin
This is apparently the old log cabin with the other end of the escape tunnel as mentioned in the marker. There is a stairway to the basement visible through the window.
Plaque at Milton House image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
7. Plaque at Milton House
National Historic Landmark
#72000065
Milton House Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 25, 2010
8. Milton House Museum Sign
Milton House Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 25, 2010
9. Milton House Museum Sign
Closeup of FAQs on sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on September 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on September 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   7. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   8, 9. submitted on September 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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