Sussex (HMT9Y)

Location: Sussex, WI 53089 Waukesha County
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N 43° 8.013', W 88° 13.013'

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Named for County Sussex, England, home of prominent pioneers. First settlers were George Elliot and Richard Cooling in 1843. First church, St. Alban's Episcopal, was founded in 1842 in Weaver's barn; its present edifice was erected in 1864-'66 beside God's Acre. First schoolhouse was built 1849.

Here in yesteryears were a saw-mill, brewery, grain elevator, lumber yard, and stores; and later a creamery, cheese factory, lime-kiln, and three railroads.

For some 50 years it was Wisconsin's chief center of hop-growing, introduced here in 1837 by John and James Weaver.

In 1854 was here opened the first cooperative store in Wisconsin.

In 1888 James Templeton founded the hamlet of Templeton on the Soo Railroad.

In 1920 Mammoth Spring Canning Co. began operations as a vegetable packer, becoming the largest beet packer in the country. Its famous Kewpie label was the symbol of nation-wide popularity.

Since 1930 it has been the center of production of the widely used Lannon building stone, now in nearby quarries opened in 1841.

Sussex combined with Templeton to the east to become a village in 1924.
HM NumberHMT9Y
Marker Number30-02
Year Placed1969
Placed ByWaukesha County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 401028 N 4776364
Decimal Degrees43.13355000, -88.21688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 8.013', W 88° 13.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 8' 0.78" N, 88° 13' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 Bugline Trail, Sussex WI 53089, US
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