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West Bend in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Court House Square

 
 
Court House Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 1, 2010
1. Court House Square Marker
East side of two sided marker.
Inscription. This Square, known as The Park, was given to Washington County in 1853 as a site for county buildings for the use and benefit of the county forever. Donors were William Wightman, Byron Kilbourn, James Kneeland, E.B. Wolcott, and their wives. This brick jail and court house were built in 1886 and 1889.
 
Erected 1968 by Wisconsin Council for Local History and Washington County Historical Society. (Marker Number 65.)
 
Location. 43° 25.211′ N, 88° 10.959′ W. Marker is in West Bend, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on South 5th Avenue south of Poplar Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Old Courthouse Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 South 5th Avenue, West Bend WI 53095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); James Kneeland House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tuchscherer Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Settlers Triangle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington House
Court House Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 1, 2010
2. Court House Square Marker
West side of two sided marker with duplicate marker text.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephan F. Mayer Home (approx. half a mile away); The West Bend Aluminum Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Verbeck Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Bend.
 
More about this marker. Wisconsin Registered Landmark #65
 
Also see . . .  The Old Courthouse Museum. The website of the Washington County Historical Society gives a short history and general information for the museum. (Submitted on September 8, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Court House Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 1, 2010
3. Court House Square Marker
The Old Courthouse Museum image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 1, 2010
4. The Old Courthouse Museum
Court House Square Jail Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 1, 2010
5. Court House Square Jail Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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