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Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hazelwood

 
 
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By William J. Toman, October 23, 2010
1. Hazelwood Marker
Inscription. On this site Morgan L. Martin (1805-87) built this home in 1837, after his marriage to Elizabeth Smith of Plattsburgh, N.Y. It was a center of social, literary and political accomplishment for nearly a century. Coming here in 1827 as a young attorney, he began to lay the foundation for Statehood. A member of the Michigan Territorial Council 1831-35, he returned in 1838-44 to serve on the Wisconsin Territorial Council. From 1845-47 he represented the Territory in Congress, at which time he introduced the bill "to enable the people of Wisconsin Territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union." The constitution submitted by the Convention of 1846 was rejected and Martin, elected president of a second Convention in 1847, did much of the preliminary revision here at Hazelwood. It was accepted by vote of the people and President Polk approved the Act of Admission on May 29, 1848.
 
Erected 1966 by the Wisconsin State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 156.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 30.046′ N, 88° 1.214′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Hazelwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 23, 2010
2. Hazelwood Marker
The Hazelwood house and grounds are in the background.
, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from South Monroe Avenue (State Highway 57) 0.1 miles north of Emilie Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on the Fox River side of the house, which is home to the Brown County Historical Society, near the river. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 South Monroe Avenue, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port of Green Bay's Economic Impact (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hazelwood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little House with a Big History (within shouting distance of this marker); First Catholic Church In Green Bay (approx. half a mile away); La Baye Burial Place (approx. half a mile away); Bank Of Wisconsin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Minahan's Tomb (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Elks Club (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Hazelwood Historic House Museum. This is the Brown County Historical Society page on the house, which includes additional photos. (Submitted on October 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Hazelwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 23, 2010
3. Hazelwood Marker
The back side of the marker, with the Fox River in the background.
Hazelwood image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 23, 2010
4. Hazelwood
The Fox River side of the house.
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By William J. Toman, October 23, 2010
5. Hazelwood
The Monroe Avenue side of the house opposite the river.
Hazelwood image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 23, 2010
6. Hazelwood
Closeup of the river side of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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