First Farm in Chippewa County

First Farm in Chippewa County (HM11M1)

Location: Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Chippewa County
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N 44° 59.266', W 91° 27.126'

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(Located directly southwest of this Tilden Fire Station)

In 1847, a German by the name of George Myers arrived in Chippewa Falls looking for a tract of land for farming purposes. Prior to that time no one had attempted to cultivate any larger spot of ground than a garden patch. He chose this tract of land about six miles northwest of the "Falls" in what was then the town of Eagle Point and since becoming a part of the town of Tilden in 1883. The mercantile firm of Allen and Bass transported for him by boat, his farming implements and other necessaries.

The embryo 80-acre farm was composed of prairie, timberland and a fresh spring. Here the pioneer farmer of Chippewa County broke ground for corn, wheat and other products. Within a short time he built a comfortable log cabin, married a woman he met from the area, and cultivated highly productive acres that were the envy of the whole surrounding countryside.

In the 1850's William Henneman (later to become Chairman of Chippewa County's first Commission form of government) purchased the farm.

Chippewa County Historical Society
Marker Sign #17
HM NumberHM11M1
Marker Number17
Placed ByChippewa County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 622024 N 4982756
Decimal Degrees44.98776667, -91.45210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 59.266', W 91° 27.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 59' 15.96" N, 91° 27' 7.56" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10732-10998 100th Ave, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, US
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