Allen Family Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 34.805 W 088° 45.767
16T E 355341 N 4715691
Quick Description: The Allen Family Historical Marker is located in the village park in Allen Grove on Hwy X, 3 miles SW of Darien.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2007 9:07:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM2JTM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 30

Long Description:
Phillip Allen, a Revolutionary War veteran, and his children: Phillip Jr., Harvey, Sidney, Pliny, Asa Keyes, and Persis, came from New York in May 1845, to settle in Allen Grove. Sixty-five Allens traveled by canal boat, steamboat, and overland from Kenosha bringing with them material to build four houses, carpenters to build them, a minister, Bibles and hymnals.

The Allens organized the Congregational Church here in 1843. They established a preparatory school for Beloit College in 1856. Phillip Junior became the first postmaster in 1846.

Philip Allen Senior is buried in Mt. Philip Cemetery, west of here.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin State Chapter
Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America - 1976
County: Walworth

Location: Park

MarkerID: 233

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