"English Settlement" Cemetery

"English Settlement" Cemetery (HMNNX)

Location: Albany, WI 53502 Green County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.487', W 89° 24.49'

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This cemetery marks the gravesites of Welsh families, who began settling here in 1845. They purchased land from the federal government for $1.25 per acre and began establishing farms, building homes, and forming a tight knit community. "The Yankees call us the English Settlement," they wrote to relatives in Wales. By the 1860s, this settlement included 70 families with Welsh surnames. The settlement continued to grow and by 1873, Welsh land owners had acquired 8,680 acres in Albany and surrounding townships.

Area families built the non-denominational Allen Creek Union Church on this site in 1886, also donating land for this cemetery. Following Welsh tradition, a small lane ran through the cemetery and was called the "Devil's Highway," which brought fear to generations of local children.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number517
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker Condition
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:45am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] HEN05  [2] HEN50  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 302888 N 4734916
Decimal Degrees42.74145000, -89.40816667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.487', W 89° 24.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 29.22" N, 89° 24' 29.40" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near N6388 English Settlement Rd, Albany WI 53502, US
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AKA Union Church Cemetary

Jul 2, 2017 at 4:13pm PDT by hen05

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