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

Southport-Kenosha

1835-1923

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
1. Southport-Kenosha Marker
Inscription. In 1923 the Kenosha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution commemorated the Pine Creek settlement of 1835 by placing a plaque on the tower of the 6th Avenue lift bridge. This marker is now given its own special place on Simmons Island.

Warters Towslee, Sydney Roberts and Chas W. Turner, Representatives of the Western Emigration Company of Hannibal, New York, arrived at the mouth of Pike Creek on this island in June, 1835, fulfilling their mission of finding a good harbor and good farming country where they could take up permanent residence. This new little town was called Pike. A few years later the name was changed to Southport, and in 1850, when it became a city, it took a new name--Kenosha, an Indian name for Pike.
 
Erected 2004 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 35.443′ N, 87° 48.867′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is on Simmons Island Road 0.1 miles east of 4th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in front of the Beach House in Simmons Island Park. Marker is in this post office area: Kenosha WI 53140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Southport-Kenosha Marker image. Click for full size.
June 14, 2013
2. Southport-Kenosha Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simmon's [sic] Island Beach House (within shouting distance of this marker); Simmons Island Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Kenosha (Southport) Lighthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remember Pearl Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Vessels (approx. 0.3 miles away); Naval Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The United States Marine Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenosha.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Southport-Kenosha Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
3. Southport-Kenosha Marker
Simmons Island Park Bath House in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2013. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 14, 2013.   3. submitted on September 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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