Courthouse Square

Courthouse Square (HMOMF)

Location: Waukesha, WI 53186 Waukesha County
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N 43° 0.752', W 88° 13.637'

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This site has been used for County purposes since Waukesha county was created (1846). Site of first courthouse (built 1846-1849), jail (1847) & office building (1860). New limestone Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse built on same site (1893). New jail (1885). Addition (1938) joined courthouse and jail. Complex used as courthouse (1893-1959). Home of Waukesha County Museum since 1914.
Also was site of earthen mounds of a Native American people, Effigy Mounds Tradition, late Woodland period (ca. 600-1200 A.D.)
The mounds were on what became Main Street, on eastern part of this site; and the turtle and 2 others on St. Joseph's property in back of this building. Most of the 7 mounds were in geometric shapes, but one was a giant "turtle", whose body was 56' & tail was 250'. It stood 6' tall. Because of development in the 1840's 50's, nothing remains of this mound group.
Marker Number34-03
Year Placed1999
Placed ByWaukesha Count Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 399985 N 4762937
Decimal Degrees43.01253333, -88.22728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.752', W 88° 13.637'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 45.12" N, 88° 13' 38.22" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 W Main St, Waukesha WI 53186, US
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