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Kilbourntown Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 02.694 W 087° 54.868
16T E 425517 N 4766206
Quick Description: Kilbourntown Historical Marker at 1110 N Old World Third St in Milwaukee, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2007 5:42:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM21T6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 41

Long Description:
"In this vicinity, Kilbourntown, one of three original Milwaukee settlements, was founded by surveyor and land speculator Byron Kilbourn in 1835. Kilbourntown's first residents were entrepreneurs from the East. In 1839, a small group of German immigrants from Pomerania arrived in Kilbourntown, heralding a major 19th century immigration of German settlers. Concentrated in Kilbourntown, this German population helped Milwaukee become the "most German city" in the United States. By the 20th century, Kilbourntown's German population had substantially dispersed and the area became a community of rich ethnic diversity, soon becoming the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

Erected 1998"
County: Milwaukee

Location: Other

MarkerID: 333

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