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Viroqua in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Viroqua's First Settler

 
 
Viroqua's First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
1. Viroqua's First Settler Marker
Inscription. In 1846, Moses Decker came to the Wisconsin Territory seeking land. He purchased 160 acres and built a log cabin at, what is now, 207 North Main Street. In 1850, he plotted the village which became Viroqua and built a second log cabin that served as the town's public meeting place.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 424.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 33.441′ N, 90° 53.378′ W. Marker is in Viroqua, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street (U.S. 14/61) north of West Decker Street (State Highway 56). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 North Main Street, Viroqua WI 54665, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucy Stone (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeremiah McLain Rusk (approx. 0.6 miles away); Governor Rusk (approx. 1.1 miles away); John McCulloch (approx. 5.2 miles away); Black Hawk Trail (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different
Viroqua's First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. Viroqua's First Settler Marker
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marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 11 miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 11 miles away); Walnut Mound Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Viroqua.
 
Also see . . .
1. Viroqua History, Heritage, and Legend. (Submitted on June 7, 2010.)
2. Viroqua Tourism. (Submitted on June 7, 2010.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Viroqua's First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. Viroqua's First Settler Marker
200 Block, North Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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