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Near Belmont in Lafayette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Belmont, Wisconsin Territory, 1836

 
 
Belmont, Wisconsin Territory, 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
1. Belmont, Wisconsin Territory, 1836 Marker
Inscription. When Governor Henry Dodge addressed the joint session of the legislature here on October 25, 1836, the Territory of Wisconsin included all of present day Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and parts of the two Dakotas. The population was about equally divided east and west of the Mississippi. There was so much criticism of Governor Dodge's choice of Belmont as the Territorial Capital that he immediately offered to accept any location decided upon by the majority of the representatives. A bitter contest developed with the Dubuque and Burlington (Iowa) delegations finally joining the eastern Wisconsin group to move the capital for one year to Burlington and thence permanently to Madison. The briefly blooming village of Belmont quickly declined. When the railroad bypassed it by two miles to the southeast, many of the residents moved their buildings to the "new" Belmont.
 
Erected 1957 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 75.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 46.128′ N, 90° 21.709′ W. Marker is near Belmont, Wisconsin, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route G and County Route B, on the right
Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
2. Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Buildings
on County Route G. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belmont WI 53510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1998 Wisconsin Assembly (here, next to this marker); Governor Tommy G. Thompson's 1998 Address At Wisconsin's First Capitol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Land, Lead, and Politics (about 400 feet away); The First Capitol (about 400 feet away); World's Largest M (approx. 2.3 miles away); Platteville Started Here (approx. 6.2 miles away); Main Street Commercial Historic District Platteville (approx. 6.4 miles away); First State Normal School (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belmont.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Belmont, Wisconsin Territorrial Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 22, 2010
3. Belmont, Wisconsin Territorrial Capitol
Capitol buildings lower left, Belmont Mound on right. (Looking east.)
Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
4. Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Buildings
Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Signage image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
5. Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Signage
Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Signage image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
6. Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Signage
Belmont, Wisconsin Territoritorial Capitol Signage image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
7. Belmont, Wisconsin Territoritorial Capitol Signage
Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Signage image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, July 14, 2010
8. Belmont, Wisconsin Territorial Capitol Signage
Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, April 30, 2011
9. Capitol Building
Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, April 30, 2011
10. Capitol Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on July 23, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.   9, 10. submitted on May 8, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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