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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Kewaunee 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 Kewaunee County, WI (36) Brown County, WI (101) Door County, WI (119) Manitowoc County, WI (116) Benzie County, MI (12) Manistee County, MI (25)  KewauneeCounty(36) Kewaunee County (36)  BrownCounty(101) Brown County (101)  DoorCounty(119) Door County (119)  ManitowocCounty(116) Manitowoc County (116)  BenzieCountyMichigan(12) Benzie County (12)  ManisteeCounty(25) Manistee County (25)
Kewaunee is the county seat for Kewaunee County
Adjacent to Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
      Brown County (101)  
      Door County (119)  
      Manitowoc County (116)  
      Benzie County, Michigan (12)  
      Manistee County, Michigan (25)  
 
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1Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — American Legion Park
On Lake Street at Second Street, on the left when traveling east on Lake Street.
Dedicated to the Memory of All American Veterans In Remembrance of Clarence and Eunice BathkeMap (db m77466) WM
2Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Brickyards
On Lake Street (State Highway 42) at Ohio Street, on the left when traveling south on Lake Street.
After the disastrous fires that swept through Kewaunee County in 1871, a more substantial building material was sought and brickyards made their appearance in several locations in the county. A good supply of clay located in the area between . . . Map (db m17490) HM
3Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Bruemmerville
On Willow Drive, 0.1 miles north of Fremont Road, on the left when traveling west.
     Henry Bruemmer, a native of Mecklenburg, Germany, learned the milling trade in his native land before emigrating. After spending a few years on the East Coast, he invested in a flourmill in Mishicot before operating a mill at Tisch Mills. In . . . Map (db m77474) HM
4Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Christmas Tree Ship Point
Near Steele Street at Lake Street.
52 Schooners transporting Christmas trees to Milwaukee and Chicago passed this point in the 1800's. Captain Herman Schuenemann of the Christmas Tree Ship, "Rouse Simmons", was born in Algoma. One of the 52 schooners, "Lady Ellen" is located . . . Map (db m38986) HM
5Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Door-Kewaunee County College / Henry Diefenbach Sculptures
On Fremont Street west of Fourth Street (Wisconsin Highway 42), on the left when traveling west.
Door-Kewaunee County College      Around the turn of the previous century, it became apparent that the state normal schools were unable to supply an adequate number of teachers to meet the demand, especially in rural areas.      . . . Map (db m77444) HM
6Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — LaSalle LandingThe Most Illustrious Son of Normandy
Near County Highway U.
Storm driven and without food, in October 1679, Robert LaSalle, with fourteen men, on a voyage to explore the interior of America, landed at this place. Expecting hostile Indians he erected a barricade. But instead of war they brought provisions . . . Map (db m205475) HM
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7Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Officer Ronald L. Leist1939 — 1969
Near Steele Street east of Lake Street, on the right when traveling east.
Responding beyond the call of duty Police Officer Ronald Leist sacrificed his life in a heroic attempt to rescue a drowning man in the Algoma Harbor on Oct. 9, 1969Map (db m15056) HM
8Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Schooner Daniel LyonsHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails —
Near Steele Street, 0.1 miles east of Lake Street.
Type: Wooden Schooner, three masted Built: 1873, George Goble, Oswego, N.Y. Sank: October 18, 1878 Length: 138’ Beam: 26’ Cargo: Wheat Depth of Wreckage: 110’ Listed on the National Register of Historic Places About eight miles . . . Map (db m56036) HM
9Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — The Church of St. Agnes-by-the-Lake
On Third Street at Lake Street (County Highway S), on the left when traveling north on Third Street.
     The first church edifice, originally named "Grace Church", was erected on this site in 1878. This building was a brick veneer interpretation of the plan for a board and batten church found in Richard Upjohn's pattern book Rural . . . Map (db m77299) HM
10Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — The Kewaunee County Farm
On State Highway 42 south of Fifth Road, on the right when traveling south.
     The Kewaunee County Farm was operated on this site starting in 1879. Nicknamed 'The Poor Farm' it was a place for the county's elderly who were unable to provide for themselves financially. Tenants enjoyed keeping busy by helping with the . . . Map (db m77278) HM
11Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — The Kewaunee County Piers
On Lakeshore Drive (State Highway 42) south of Ninth Road, on the left when traveling south.
This was once the site of a small, bustling, waterfront community typical of many others in Kewaunee County. By the mid-1800's, as large numbers of settlers moved into the rural areas of the newly formed county, efficient transportation became a . . . Map (db m17468) HM
12Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — The Lumber Industry in Algoma
Near Perry Street (County Highway S) at Buchanan Street, on the right when traveling west.
Just south of this site, brothers Abraham and Simon Hall built the area's first saw mill in 1852. From that time to the present, Algoma has been a significant source of wood products. Ahnapee Seating and Veneer Company was founded on this site in . . . Map (db m77326) HM
13Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Casco — Bottkolville
On County Highway S, 0.2 miles west of Maple Road (County Highway C), on the left when traveling west.
     Because permission to emigrate from their home in Euren, Germany, had repeatedly been denied, the family of Michael Bottkol fled to France in the spring of 1856.      Arriving in Kewaunee that summer, the family spent their remaining . . . Map (db m77419) HM
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14Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Casco — Casco Veterans Memorial
On Main Street (State Highway 54) east of Church Avenue (County Highway C), on the right when traveling east.
We Proudly Salute Our American Heroes For God and Country U.S. American LegionMap (db m78015) WM
15Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Casco — Decker House
On Main Street (State Highway 54) at Church Avenue (County Highway C), on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
On this site Edward Decker, Kewaunee County's most influential early political and business leader, erected his impressive home. Nicknamed "The White House", it was built from lumber that was cut from some of the 10,000 acres of timber he owned in . . . Map (db m77359) HM
16Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Dyckesville — Stage House · Dyckesville
Near County Highway S east of County Highway DK, on the left when traveling east.
The first European inhabitant of this area was Louis Van Dycke, from whom the community received its name. Dyckesville, an early Belgian settlement, was a typical crossroads community including a store, church and saloon. It became part of one of . . . Map (db m77298) HM
17Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — Barge "Emerald"
On North Main Street at Wisconsin Highway 42, on the left when traveling east on North Main Street.
. . . Map (db m60043) HM
18Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — 136 — Car – Ferry Service
Near Hathaway Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad ferry slip No. 1, to your right, is the point where car-ferry service across Lake Michigan began. On Sunday, November 27, 1892, Ann Arbor Railroad car-ferry No. 1 loaded 22 cars of flour which originated at . . . Map (db m11760) HM
19Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
Near Dodge Street at Vliet Street, on the right when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m77963) WM
20Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — Courthouse Square
Near Dodge Street at Vliet Street.
The jail was designed by Oshkosh, Wisconsin architect William Waters and built in 1876. The building served a dual purpose of being both the sheriff's home and also the county lock-up. It was in use continuously until 1969. That year a county . . . Map (db m77344) HM
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21Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — Dikeman
On County Highway F at Dikeman Lane, on the left when traveling west on County Highway F.
     The year was 1863. This area was a wilderness accessible only by primitive trails that wound through the vast, virgin pine forest. Here, surrounded by thousands of acres of prime timberland, Charles W. Dikeman and his partners built their . . . Map (db m77392) HM
22Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — Early History of Kewaunee
Near Harrison Street at Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
     The bluffs overlooking the Kewaunee River north of the city witnessed much of Kewaunee's early history. It was here that Potawatomies had a village and eventually fought a bloody battle with the Sacs, killing an entire band.      Here . . . Map (db m77283) HM
23Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — Father Marquette
Near Hathaway Drive near Lakeshore Drive, on the left when traveling south.
Father Marquette offered the Holy Sacrifice of Mass on this spot November 1, 1674.Map (db m11679) HM
24Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — Kewaunee County Lime Kilns
Near County Highway F south of County Highway C, on the left when traveling west.
     Before modern cement came onto the market, lime was used in the making of mortar for brick and stonework. Lime was also used for whitewashing wood instead of painting. Large furnaces used heat to reduce nearby limestone rocks into lime. . . . Map (db m77521) HM
25Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — Kewaunee Marsh Arsenic Spill Area — Train derailment and Arsenic spill —
On Ahbapee State Trail, 0.2 miles east of River Road (County Route E).
Why is the fence here? The fence is to limit access to a contaminated area. In the early days the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) was contacted by a hunter that an area within the boundaries of the wildlife refuge was devoid of . . . Map (db m39114) HM
26Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — The Great Kewaunee Fire
On Milwaukee Street (State Highway 42) at Ellis Street (State Highway 29) on Milwaukee Street.
     Shortly before midnight May 19, 1898, a fire broke out in a barn on Milwaukee Street near the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Ellis. Fanned by strong, cold northeast winds, the fire soon engulfed many of the buildings on the north side of . . . Map (db m77324) HM
27Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Kewaunee — The Old Mill
Near Ransom Moore Lane, 0.4 miles north of County Highway F, on the right when traveling north.
     As you look across the Kewaunee River, it is hard to imagine that a small, thriving community existed on the opposite bank. The center of the community was the imposing flour and gristmill, which drew so many customers from miles around that . . . Map (db m77523) HM
28Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Luxemburg — Bank of Luxemburg
On Main Street (County Highway AB) north of Elm Street, on the right when traveling north.
Bank of Luxemburg was founded in 1902 by a group of prominent farmers and busnessmen. In 1903 a state charter was granted and the bank formally began operations in what was known as the Wisconsin House. On June 20, 1904, the bank proceeded to . . . Map (db m74985) HM
29Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Luxemburg — South Luxemburg
On Main Street (County Highway AB) south of Hickory Street, on the right when traveling south.
    Arriving in the mid-1850s, early settlers to this area encountered forested land accessible only by narrow, winding trails. The journey from Green Bay required a day or two of long, difficult travel. With hard work and simple hand tools, the . . . Map (db m74973) HM
30Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Luxemburg — Voie de la LiberteRoad of Freedom
On Main Street (County Highway AB) south of Hickory Street, on the right when traveling south.
    This Milestone Marker was presented to the Village of Luxemburg, Wisconsin in 1994. It is to remind people of the path of hardship and the triumphant progress of the soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Army, from the Allied landing in . . . Map (db m74286) HM
31Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Norman — St. Joseph's Church
On County Road G west of Norman Road, on the left when traveling west.
✝   St. Joseph's Church Was Closed by the Diocese of Green Bay with a Final Mass on June 20th, 2010 The Site and Church Are Now Privately Owned   ✝                . . . Map (db m80031) HM
32Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Norman — The Norman General Store
On County Route G at Norman Road, on the right when traveling west on County Route G.
The focal point of any crossroads community in this area include a church, a saloon, a general store and a cheese factory where milk was turned into a marketable product. Norman, a Czech heritage community founded in the 1850's was no exception. . . . Map (db m39475) HM
33Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Pilsen — George Halada Farmstead
On County Highway F, 0.6 miles east of County Highway V, on the right when traveling east.
     The brick veneer residence, built by George Halada circa 1878, is an excellent example of an Italianate style building popular with Bohemian settlers in this area. Several of the horizontal log farm buildings are in near original form and . . . Map (db m77629) HM
34Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Rosiere — The 1858 Rosiere Kermiss
On County Highway X west of Church Road, on the left when traveling west.
     The fall harvest was in and excitement reigned in the community! Cleaning, cooking, baking, sewing — it was time to celebrate and thank the Lord for the good crops and other blessings. Hardships, homesickness, and loneliness were . . . Map (db m77485) HM
35Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Stangelville — Rogation Shrines
On County Highway AB at Pine Grove Road (Road R7), on the right when traveling north on County Highway AB.
    In the early centuries of Christianity, the Western Church instituted the observation of Rogation Days to invoke God's mercy.     The word rogation is derived from the Latin word rogare, which means "to ask."     According to local . . . Map (db m77579) HM
36Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Tisch Mills — Tisch Mills
On Mill Lane at County Highway BB, on the right when traveling north on Mill Lane.
    As the available land to the south became more difficult to obtain, new arrivals began to gravitate northward. In this valley through which flows the East Twin River, many found what they were looking for. This area had been known to the . . . Map (db m77602) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023