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English Settlement Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Benron
N 42° 44.486 W 089° 24.482
16T E 302899 N 4734913
Quick Description: a historical marker near Albany, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2010 7:52:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM8CPZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 4

Long Description:
This cemetary marks the gravesites of Welsh families, who began settling here in 1845. They purchased land from the federal government or $1.25 per acre and began establishing farms, building homes and forming a tight knit community. "The Yankees call us the English Settlement," they wrote to relatives in Wales. By the 1860s, this settlement included 70 families with Welsh surnames. The settlement continued to grow and by 1875, welsh land owners had acquired 8,680 acres in Albany and surrounding townships.

Area families built the non-denominational Allen Creek Union Church on this site in 1886, also donating land for this cemetery. Following Welsh tradition, a small lane ran through the cemetery and was called the "Devil's Highway," which brought fear to generations of local children
County: Green

Location: Park

MarkerID: 516

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