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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Walworth County, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Walworth County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Walworth County, WI (18) Jefferson County, WI (31) Kenosha County, WI (39) Racine County, WI (37) Rock County, WI (33) Waukesha County, WI (116) Boone County, IL (0) McHenry County, IL (36)  WalworthCounty(18) Walworth County (18)  JeffersonCounty(31) Jefferson County (31)  KenoshaCounty(39) Kenosha County (39)  RacineCounty(37) Racine County (37)  RockCounty(33) Rock County (33)  WaukeshaCounty(116) Waukesha County (116)  BooneCountyIllinois(0) Boone County (0)  McHenryCounty(36) McHenry County (36)
Adjacent to Walworth County, Wisconsin
    Jefferson County (31)
    Kenosha County (39)
    Racine County (37)
    Rock County (33)
    Waukesha County (116)
    Boone County, Illinois (0)
    McHenry County, Illinois (36)
 
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1Wisconsin (Walworth County), Allen Grove — 233 — Allen Family
Philip Allen, a Revolutionary War veteran, and his children, Philip Jr., Harvey, Sidney, Pliny, Asa Keyes, and Persis, came from New York in May, 1845, to settle in Allen Grove. Sixty-five Allens traveled by canal boat, steamboat, and overland from . . . Map (db m33615) HM
2Wisconsin (Walworth County), Darien — Darien Civil War Memorial
In Memory Of Darien Soldiers & SailorsMap (db m39006) HM
3Wisconsin (Walworth County), Darien — John Bruce
This tablet in honor of John Bruce One of the earliest settlers in Darien and donor of the land for this park to the Village of Darien This highway is an old Indian Trail and Territorial Road. It was, and now is, used as a . . . Map (db m39005) HM
4Wisconsin (Walworth County), Delavan — 440 — Birthplace of “The Greatest Show on Earth”
At this site, March 20, 1871, the first P.T. Barnum Circus was loaded on rail cars and transported to Brooklyn, NY where it made its initial performance on April 10, 1871. The circus was conceived and organized in Delavan by William C. Coup and Dan . . . Map (db m109261) HM
5Wisconsin (Walworth County), Delavan — 344 — Delavan’s Historic Brick Street
Dusty and rutted in dry spells, muddy and miserable in wet, Delavan’s main street, Walworth Avenue, remained unpaved from the 1830’s until the second decade of the 20th century. In 1911, Delavan’s City Council voted to pave the three block central . . . Map (db m33618) HM
6Wisconsin (Walworth County), Delavan — 128 — Delavan's Circus Colony
In 1847 two New York brothers, Edmund and Jeremiah Mabie, toured Wisconsin with their United States Olympic Circus. The circus stopped over in Delavan and the brothers took time off to hunt prairie chicken near Delavan Lake. They liked the area so . . . Map (db m109263) HM
7Wisconsin (Walworth County), Delavan — 166 — Wisconsin's First School for the Deaf
In 1839 Ebenezer Cheseboro emigrated to Wisconsin from New York and settled in the town of Darien, two miles west of Delavan on the Janesville road. Due to the lack of a school for his deaf daughter, Ariadna, a teacher of the deaf was hired to come . . . Map (db m33473) HM
8Wisconsin (Walworth County), East Troy — 190 — East Troy RailroadWisconsin’s Last Interurban Line
The East Troy Railroad is the last vestige of Wisconsin’s once broad network of electric interurban railways. Concentrated in the southeastern quarter of the State this network once totaled approximately 385 miles of track. Most of the interurban . . . Map (db m80526) HM
9Wisconsin (Walworth County), Elkhorn — 78 — The Webster House
Originally erected in the public square in 1836, this edifice was the local land office during Wisconsin’s territorial years. It was abandoned in 1840 and later moved to this site. From 1857 until his death in 1875, this was the home of noted . . . Map (db m40439) HM
10Wisconsin (Walworth County), Genoa City — 281 — First Swedish Settlers in Wisconsin
Carl Friman (1781-1862) emigrated from Sweden with five sons in 1838 and purchased 80 acres near Genoa City. The Friman family members were recognized as the first Swedes to settle permanently in Wisconsin. Returning to his homeland, Friman . . . Map (db m42498) HM
11Wisconsin (Walworth County), Lake Geneva — Andy GumpGangling, laughable hero of the first daily comic strip — Erected in memory of his creator —
1877   Sidney Smith     1935 This statue of "Andy Gump", celebrated cartoon character introduced in 1917 as the first daily comic strip in the Chicago Tribune, was the first erected in 1924 on the Lake Geneva estate of his originator, . . . Map (db m87289) HM
12Wisconsin (Walworth County), Lake Geneva — Maple ParkNational Historic District
The Maple Park Historic District was platted as the first residential district in the original Village of Geneva in 1837. It includes the first town square (Maple Park) and Pioneer Cemetery. It also contains many of the earliest residences dating . . . Map (db m76588) HM
13Wisconsin (Walworth County), Lake Geneva — The Old Mill Race
In 1837 early settlers in the Village of Geneva constructed this Mill Race to harness the power of the White River, the only outlet from Geneva Lake. Soon flour mills saw mills and factories were constructed and in 1897 electricity was generated by . . . Map (db m161019) HM
14Wisconsin (Walworth County), Lake Geneva — 175 — Wisconsin's First 4-H Club
The Linn Junior Farmers Club was the first 4-H Club organized in Wisconsin. Mrs. May Hatch, local community leader, and Thomas L. Bewick, newly appointed State Boys and Girls Club Leader at the University of Wisconsin, organized the club here on the . . . Map (db m42496) HM
15Wisconsin (Walworth County), Little Prairie — Revolutionary War Veteran
Patriot David Janes served the cause of gaining our nation's independence from England while a dedicated member of the military. A descendant of William Bradford III, the first Governor of the Plymouth Colony, David was born in 1762. In the . . . Map (db m46669) HM
16Wisconsin (Walworth County), Whitewater — 512 — Revolutionary War Veterans
Two Revolutionary war veterans, Eli Pearce and Israel Ferris, are buried in this cemetery. Born August 24, 1760, in Middleborough, Massachusetts, Eli Pierce enlisted April 13, 1776, and served six months in Col. Christopher Lippett's Rhode . . . Map (db m43483) HM
17Wisconsin (Walworth County), Whitewater — 122 — Whitewater Historical Society Depot Museum
This abandoned passenger depot, purchased by the City of Whitewater in April 1973 and leased to the Whitewater Historical Society for 99 years, was dedicated as a museum July 21, 1974. The 85-year old classic Victorian structure was the hub of . . . Map (db m68446) HM
18Wisconsin (Walworth County), Williams Bay — 505 — The 755th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Side A The Williams Bay Air Force Radar Station, home of the 755th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, was part of a nationwide Cold War effort to defend the continent against possible airborne attack from the Soviet Union. In the years . . . Map (db m40472) HM
 
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