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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hiestand Park

 
 
Hiestand Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
1. Hiestand Park Marker
Inscription. The Hiestand family farmed this land for the last half of the 19th century. Settling here in the 1850's, Jacob Hiestand grew the first tobacco raised in Wisconsin. He served Blooming Grove in many capacities, including that of village chairman. His son was also a farm and community leader greatly respected for his untiring patience and assistance to young people. Another son, William was the registrar of the UW for many years.
 
Location. 43° 5.926′ N, 89° 18.61′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Milwaukee Street and Wittwer Road, on the left when traveling west on Milwaukee Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiestand School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexander Smith House (approx. one mile away); Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens (approx. 1.2 miles away); Starkweather's Harried History (approx. 1.3 miles away); Third Lake Passage (approx. 1.3 miles away); John M. Olin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Olbrich Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Elvis Presley Fight Scene (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Hiestand Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
2. Hiestand Park Marker
The marker is in the southwest corner of the park.
Hiestand Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
3. Hiestand Park Marker
This is a view to the east along Milwaukee Street, with Heistand School in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on May 6, 2011, by Kent Douglas Hiestand of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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