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

The Livery

Rockfield, Wisconsin

 
 
The Livery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2011
1. The Livery Marker
Inscription. This 1885 stone and log structure, built by the Dhein family, has 24-inch wide fieldstone walls and hand-hewn beams. The Livery serviced farmers and travelers with horses, wagons, and tack.

The centennial barn, featuring the Gold Medal Flour sign, served as a transfer station for corn and grains which could be bought, sold, and shipped by rail to different mills. Once a center of commerce, the Rockfield historic and commercial area resounded with the blast of dynamite mining in the limestone quarry close to this site. Limestone was then cooked, creating cement in the kilns.

Other historic sites in this intersection were a dance hall, cannery, two saloons, and Kleinís General Store/Rockfield Post Office.
 
Erected 2003 by Washington County Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 03-001.)
 
Location. 43° 15.443′ N, 88° 7.476′ W. Marker is in Rockfield, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Rockfield Road and Division Road (County Route G), on the right when traveling east on Rockfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N132 W17303 Rockfield Rd, Germantown WI 53022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured
The Livery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2011
2. The Livery Marker
with historic log cabin in background
as the crow flies. Dheinsville Settlement (approx. one mile away); Christ Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mill Road Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Jacob Schunk Farmhouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); St. John Evangelical Church (approx. 4 miles away); Trinity School Woodshed (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cemetery Outhouse (approx. 4.2 miles away); Vogt Woodshed/Radue Gas Engine (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
The Livery image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2011
3. The Livery
centennial barn mentioned in marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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