Near Racine in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Green Bay Road
Chicago to Green Bay
Established by the Federal Government
Location. 42° 48.802′ N, 87° 50.051′ W. Marker is near Racine, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker is at the intersection of Douglas Avenue (State Highway 32) and 6 Mile Road (County Highway G) on Douglas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Racine WI 53402, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 32nd Division Memorial Highway (approx. half a mile away); 1888 Bohemian School House (approx. one mile away); Schooner Lumberman (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Wind Point Lighthouse (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fog Horn House (approx. 4½ miles away); Surf Boat Rail (approx. 4½ miles away); Capstan (approx. 4½ miles away); Schooner Kate Kelly (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Racine.
Also see . . . The Road to Green Bay. This article, by Ray Noesen, was originally published in 1999 by the Edgewater Historical Society.
"The road from Chicago to Green Bay dates its beginning from an act of Congress approved June 15, 1832, for the establishment of a post road between these points." (Submitted on September 29, 2009.)
1. Part of the Yellowstone Trail
From 1915 - 1930, this road became part of the Yellowstone Trail as it passed through Southeast Wisconsin. Publicized as "A Good Road from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound", the Yellowstone Trail was one of the first transcontinental highways in the United States.
— Submitted September 30, 2009, by Nels J. Monson of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Nels J. Monson of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,045 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Nels J. Monson of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.