South Greenville Grange No. 225

South Greenville Grange No. 225 (HM1VU)

Location: Neenah, WI 54956 Winnebago County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 14.658', W 88° 32.244'

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Oliver Hudson Kelley organized National Grange, Patrons of Husbandry in Washington D.C., December 4, 1867. The Wisconsin State Grange was organized October 24, 1872 by National Deputy J. C. Abbott.

South Greenville Grange No. 225 was organized by State Deputy James Brainerd, October 27, 1873. Of 500 Granges organized in Wisconsin, South Greenville Grange No. 225 is the oldest continuously active grange and in 1973 was the first to celebrate its Centennial.

The Grange is unique for it first organized on the national level and then on the local level. Patrons of Husbandry, the Grange, is America's and the world's oldest and only rural family fraternity. It aims to serve all the interests of rural and urban peo?ple.

The "Granger Laws" regulating monopolies and Grange sponsorship of cooper?atives has greatly influenced agricultural and industrial growth.
HM NumberHM1VU
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number215
Year Placed1975
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 377246 N 4900156
Decimal Degrees44.24430000, -88.53740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 14.658', W 88° 32.244'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 14' 39.48" N, 88° 32' 14.64" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9104 County Hwy BB, Neenah WI 54956, US
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