Home of Governor James Duane Doty

Home of Governor James Duane Doty (HMPRC)

Location: Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Fond Du Lac County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 47.899', W 88° 23.062'

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The home of James Duane Doty, oldest residence in Fond du Lac County, was built in 1839. Doty served as Federal Judge, Congressman, Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin and Superintendent of Indian Affairs. He was Governor of Utah when he died.

Doty laid out the Military Road between Green Bay and Prairie du Chien in 1835. He then organized the Fond du Lac Land Company and developed this area. He named Taycheedah from an Indian word meaning "our home."

The land was purchased in 1914 by the state and used for the Taycheedah Correctional Institution.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number484
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Fond du Lac County Natural Beauty Council by authority of the Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 388633 N 4850403
Decimal Degrees43.79831667, -88.38436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 47.899', W 88° 23.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 47' 53.94" N, 88° 23' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 751 County Road K, Fond du Lac WI 54937, US
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