Brigham Park

Brigham Park (HMO54)

Location: Blue Mounds, WI 53517 Dane County
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N 43° 1.632', W 89° 49.101'

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Ebenezer Brigham (1789-1861), first permanent white settler of Dane County, came here as a prospector in 1828. The inn he built for his miners became popular with travelers on the old Military Road, and Blue Mounds became a well-known landmark. Ebenezer Brigham was a colonel in the Black Hawk War and was prominent in Wisconsin's territorial affairs and early statehood. Charles Brigham came to Blue Mounds in 1886. He became a leader in dairying and soil conservation, and in the religious, cultural and political activities of the area. This park, given to Dane County by the Brigham family, is dedicated to the memory of Charles Ilsley Brigham and Col. Ebenezer Brigham.
HM NumberHMO54
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number18
Year Placed1955
Placed ByDane County Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 270375 N 4767690
Decimal Degrees43.02720000, -89.81835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.632', W 89° 49.101'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 37.92" N, 89° 49' 6.06" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Park Rd, Blue Mounds WI 53517, US
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