Zarahemia-Predecessor of Blanchardville, Blanchardville, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 48.657 W 089° 51.725
16T E 265994 N 4743795
Quick Description: This mark is located next to the Blanchardville Museum at 101 S Main St in Blanchardville, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2008 9:00:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM4Z3P
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 20

Long Description:
The marker reads:
"ZARAHEMIA-PREDECESSOR OF BLANCHARDVILLE

In 1843, the Cline and Newkirk families arrived in the area followed by the Wildermuths in 1846. All were related by marriage and drawn here by fertile land and the Pecatonica River. Disillusion with their current religion and family tragedies led to their conversion to the Mormon faith in 1850.

These families founded Zarahemia of "City of God" and attracted other Mormons. In the early 1850s the community consisted of log cabins, a general store, and a grist mill. This short-lived community became Blanchardville by the late 1850s.

ERECTED 2000"
County: Lafayette

Location: Building

MarkerID: 449

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