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Cedarburg in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cedarburg Woolen Mill

 
 
Cedarburg Woolen Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
1. Cedarburg Woolen Mill Marker
Inscription. Built here in 1864-65 because of Cedar Creek’s water power, Hilgen and Wittenberg’s mill made yarns, blankets and flannels. Incorporated in 1872 as the Cedarburg Woolen Mill, it was the only extensive woolen mill in 1878. A branch mill built in Grafton in 1880 was the only producer of worsted yarns west of Philadelphia, employing 60 hands and doing $125,000 business annually.
 
Erected 1973 by Ozaukee County Historical Society. (Marker Number 97.)
 
Location. 43° 18.08′ N, 87° 59.357′ W. Marker is in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Ave and Bridge Rd, Washington Ave, on the right when traveling north on Washington Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 N Washington Ave, Cedarburg WI 53012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Cedarburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First 100 Years (approx. 0.3 miles away); Origin of Cedar Creek / Mills on the Creek
Cedarburg Woolen Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
2. Cedarburg Woolen Mill Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedarburg Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); The History of the Boerner Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Avenue Historic District / Historic District Architecture (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedarburg.
 
More about this marker. Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 97
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Cedarburg Woolen Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
3. Cedarburg Woolen Mill Marker
Woolen Mill building. Marker is at far left of picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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