Home of Governor Harvey

Home of Governor Harvey (HMOB1)

Location: Beloit, WI 53511 Rock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 34.319', W 88° 56.414'

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Louis Powell Harvey lived here 1851-1859. He was a leader in business, education, journalism, and politics. Soon after his inauguration, Gov. Harvey led a relief expedition to Wisconsin troops who had just fought their first major battle and suffered big losses in the Battle of Shiloh. While boarding a steamboat, he fell into the Tennessee River and drowned. His wife, Cordelia Perrine Harvey, founded Harvey Hospital for wounded soldiers in Madison, and was known as the "Wisconsin Angel."
HM NumberHMOB1
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number13
Year Placed1953
Placed ByThe Rock County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 340758 N 4715110
Decimal Degrees42.57198333, -88.94023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.319', W 88° 56.414'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 19.14" N, 88° 56' 24.84" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5152-5198 County Road S, Beloit WI 53511, US
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