Mission of St. Francois Xavier

Mission of St. Francois Xavier (HM8PF)

Location: Oconto, WI 54153 Oconto County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 53.498', W 87° 53.047'

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On December 2, 1669, the Eve of St. Francis, Father Claude Allouez arrived at Oconto, then a village of about 600 Indians. Here Allouez founded the Mission of St. Francois Xavier, the first mission in north eastern Wisconsin. Six French fur traders happened to be here at that time. The primitive chapel made of bark and cedar boughs remained until 1671 when the mission moved to Red Banks on the East shore of Green Bay.
HM NumberHM8PF
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number78
Year Placed1958
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 430186 N 4971292
Decimal Degrees44.89163333, -87.88411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 53.498', W 87° 53.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 53' 29.88" N, 87° 53' 2.82" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 565-629 Brazeau Ave, Oconto WI 54153, US
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