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Historical Markers in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Iowa 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 Iowa County, WI (20) Dane County, WI (436) Grant County, WI (33) Green County, WI (11) Lafayette County, WI (23) Richland County, WI (15) Sauk County, WI (59)  IowaCounty(20) Iowa County (20)  DaneCounty(436) Dane County (436)  GrantCounty(33) Grant County (33)  GreenCounty(11) Green County (11)  LafayetteCounty(23) Lafayette County (23)  RichlandCounty(15) Richland County (15)  SaukCounty(59) Sauk County (59)
Dodgeville is the county seat for Iowa County
Mineral Point is in Iowa County
      Iowa County (20)  
ADJACENT TO IOWA COUNTY
      Dane County (436)  
      Grant County (33)  
      Green County (11)  
      Lafayette County (23)  
      Richland County (15)  
      Sauk County (59)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 335 — Fort Defiance
Fort Defiance was one of the last garrisoned stockade forts constructed in territorial Wisconsin. Located in the booming lead mining region, an area of early settlement, the fort was built by local settlers in 1832 when developing tensions over . . . Map (db m32043) HM
2Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 343 — Historic Mineral Point
In the 1820s, after hearing reports of abundant lead in the area, prospective miners with "lead fever" began pouring into southwestern Wisconsin. Finding ore just beneath the surface, miners set up "diggings" and soon established Mineral Point. It . . . Map (db m35335) HM
3Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 433 — Laurence F. Graber — "Mister Alfalfa"
In 1887, Professor Laurence F. Graber was born on a nearby Mineral Point farm about three miles southwest of this location. In 1910, he began his career as an agronomy instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and was given the . . . Map (db m71721) HM
4Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 5 — Shake Rag
In the 1830’s, tin miners from Cornwall, England started coming to S. W. Wisconsin to work the newly discovered lead ore deposits. In certain localities they built their stone cottages similar to the ones of their homeland. Shake Rag, the . . . Map (db m2968) HM
5Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 472 — Site of Fort Jackson
In June, 1832, an alarm spread throughout the mining region that Black Hawk and his band were on the march north from Illinois. Hastily built stockades were erected throughout the lead region. Fort Jackson was built on this site using vertically . . . Map (db m32065) HM
6Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 137 — Wisconsin Territory
On July 4, 1836, here in Mineral Point, Col. Henry Dodge took the oath of office to become the first Governor of the newly-created Territory of Wisconsin. This Territory, previously attached to Michigan, embraced the vast and important area of what . . . Map (db m35336) HM
 
 
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Jul. 3, 2022