Tomah (HM226)

Location: Tomah, WI 54660 Monroe County
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N 43° 59.549', W 90° 30.26'

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When this site was selected for a settlement in 1855, one of its founders read in an old history of the state that the Menominee Chief Tomah had at one time gathered his tribe in this vicinity for a conference.

He suggested the name "Tomah" for the new village, and his choice was adopted.

The chief's name was Thomas Carron, "Tomah" being the French pronunciation for Thomas. He was born in 1752 in the old King's village opposite Green Bay.

A man of magnificent appearance, six feet tall, with dark eyes and handsome features, he was firm, peaceable, conciliatory, and sincerely loved by the red and white men of his time.
HM NumberHM226
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number88
Year Placed1959
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 700115 N 4874066
Decimal Degrees43.99248333, -90.50433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 59.549', W 90° 30.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 59' 32.94" N, 90° 30' 15.60" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 515 N Superior Ave, Tomah WI 54660, US
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