“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sauk City in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Sauk City

Sauk City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen, January 30, 2012
1. Sauk City Marker
Inscription. Sauk City originally was the site of an important Indian village. Jonathan Carver visited here on October 9, 1766 and wrote, "This is the largest and best built Indian town I ever saw. It contains about 90 houses, each large enough for several families. The streets are regular and spacious." In 1838 the first white settlers arrived, led by Berry Haney. Count Agoston Haraszthy platted Sauk City on April 26, 1845. Incorporated March 30,1854 the original charter continues to the present day - marking Sauk City the oldest incorporated village in Wisconsin.
Erected 1969 by Sauk County Conservation Committee. (Marker Number Site 3.)
Location. 43° 16.424′ N, 89° 43.242′ W. Marker is in Sauk City, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is on Water Street north of Van Buren Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sauk City WI 53583, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Free Congregation of Sauk County (approx. 0.2 miles away); August W. Derleth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Culver's (approx. half a mile away); Wollersheim Winery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mazomanie Sand Barrens (approx. 2 miles away); Wisconsin Heights Battlefield (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Wisconsin Heights (approx. 2 miles away); In Memory of Rev. Adalbert Inama, O. Praem. (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sauk City.
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide shot of marker and its surroundings • Can you help?
Paid Advertisement We are suspending advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the book’s title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.