Southport-Kenosha

Southport-Kenosha (HM18UZ)

Location: Kenosha, WI 53140 Kenosha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 35.443', W 87° 48.867'

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1835-1923

In 1923 the Kenosha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution commemorated the Pine Creek settlement of 1835 by placing a plaque on the tower of the 6th Avenue lift bridge. This marker is now given its own special place on Simmons Island.

Warters Towslee, Sydney Roberts and Chas W. Turner, Representatives of the Western Emigration Company of Hannibal, New York, arrived at the mouth of Pike Creek on this island in June, 1835, fulfilling their mission of finding a good harbor and good farming country where they could take up permanent residence. This new little town was called Pike. A few years later the name was changed to Southport, and in 1850, when it became a city, it took a new name—Kenosha, an Indian name for Pike.
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HM NumberHM18UZ
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 433176 N 4715687
Decimal Degrees42.59071667, -87.81445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.443', W 87° 48.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 26.58" N, 87° 48' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 Simmons Island Rd, Kenosha WI 53140, US
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