Town of Lisbon

Town of Lisbon (HMTA1)

Location: Sussex, WI 53089 Waukesha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 8.927', W 88° 14.587'

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The Town of Lisbon was once part of Wayne County (Detroit), then Brown County (Green Bay), Milwaukee County and finally Waukesha County in 1846. The first male settler was Thomas S. Redford (1818-1903). He claimed 160 acres May 15, 1836. Melinda Weaver (1813-1886) was the first female settler arriving in March 1837.

Lisbon had its first official meeting April 15, 1842 in the future Lisbon Plank Schoolhouse. Lisbon, being part of "Cow County, U.S.A." had many large dairy farms.

Industry also grew from glacial gravel deposits and the underlying Niagara Reef dolomite limestone. The Lisbon population was 1,158 in 1940 and 9,125 in 2000. A sesquicentennial party of the coming of the first settler was celebrated in 1986. Lisbon celebrated the 2000 Millenium by putting a time capsule below, to be opened on May 15, 2036, the 200th year of the coming of the first settler.
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HM NumberHMTA1
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Marker Number13-05
Year Placed2000
Placed ByWaukesha County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 398919 N 4778087
Decimal Degrees43.14878333, -88.24311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 8.927', W 88° 14.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 8' 55.62" N, 88° 14' 35.22" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24783 Good Hope Rd, Sussex WI 53089, US
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