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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hales Corners, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee County, WI (497) Ozaukee County, WI (112) Racine County, WI (37) Washington County, WI (48) Waukesha County, WI (116) Muskegon County, MI (15) Ottawa County, MI (55)  MilwaukeeCounty(497) Milwaukee County (497)  OzaukeeCounty(112) Ozaukee County (112)  RacineCounty(37) Racine County (37)  WashingtonCounty(48) Washington County (48)  WaukeshaCounty(116) Waukesha County (116)  MuskegonCountyMichigan(15) Muskegon County (15)  OttawaCounty(55) Ottawa County (55)
Location of Hales Corners, Wisconsin
    Milwaukee County (497)
    Ozaukee County (112)
    Racine County (37)
    Washington County (48)
    Waukesha County (116)
    Muskegon County, Michigan (15)
    Ottawa County, Michigan (55)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Hales Corners — A Village Emerges!A walking tour of — Scholz and Milwaukee Terrace —
Two subdivisions, the oldest in the Village, are included in this 2.1 mile tour. The one square block Scholz subdivision at Hwy 100 and Janesville Rd. was recorded in 1904, the year the Rapid Transit train came through Hales Corners. Milwaukee . . . Map (db m83956) HM
2Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Hales Corners — 1 — Hales Corners – A Crossroads Community
Native Americans were the earliest inhabitants of Hales Corners. In 1833 the Potawatomi, who possessed the land at the time, relinquished their rights in a treaty with the U.S. Government. Settlers soon came. Seneca Hale claimed land here in . . . Map (db m76039) HM
3Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Hales Corners — 29 — Hales Corners – A Farm Village
Tradition says the first business in Hales Corners dates back to 1834 when a log cabin close to this spot served as a home, a store and an inn. It was later named the Western Hotel. In 1847-48, William Shields owned the land, and on it Simon . . . Map (db m83955) HM
4Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Hales Corners — 27 — Hales Corners – A Suburb
The arrival in 1903 of the Rapid Transit, an electric train, marked the beginning of the transition of Hales Corners from a farm village to a suburban community. People began to build their homes in the village with the intention of commuting to . . . Map (db m83954) HM
5Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Hales Corners — 10 — St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery
Saint Mary’s, the oldest church in the area, has a recorded history dating from 1842. At that time Father Patrick O’Kelley was the priest in attendance and a log church had been constructed on the present cemetery site. The second church, a frame . . . Map (db m76063) HM
6Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Hales Corners — 2 — The German Evangelical Church / Brach’s Animal Hospital
The German Evangelical Church The first Protestant church in hales Corners was founded here in 1888 on land purchased from William Cobb. Services were held in German until that language became unpopular during World War I. The minister at . . . Map (db m76040) HM
7Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Hales Corners — 3 — Turn of the Century Business District
Hales Corners grew into a Village after the Civil War. New homes & businesses were established along the Janesville Plank Road, the most important road in the Village. Adam Conrad erected an opera house at this approximate location on the . . . Map (db m76062) HM
 
May. 13, 2021