Village of Merton

Village of Merton (HMVZ2)

Location: Hartland, WI 53029 Waukesha County
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N 43° 8.99', W 88° 18.456'

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Early Potawatomi Indians had a camp trail on ridge south of Bark River, which became part of Military Trail. Wm. O'Dell, about 1840, built first settler cabin near Bark. In 1848 the Township was called "Warren". Local people wanted a Post Office, but Wisconsin already had a Warren's P.O. So the local name was changed to "Merton". First hotel built 1847 by W.W. Caswell. First school started in 1843 in log cabin with D.S. Foote as teacher. School built in 1848 on Main St. with new school built in 1922. In 1843 First Baptist Church formed. In 1880 St. John's United Church of Christ started. In 1917 Merton Fire Dept. founded. On March 7, 1922 257 residents voted to incorporate Village of Merton. In 1992 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Village of Merton and the 75th of the Fire Dept. The Vietnam Moving Wall was brought to the Village. This was the first time Moving Wall was on display in southeastern Wis.
HM NumberHMVZ2
Marker Number16-04
Year Placed1999
Placed ByWaukesha County Historical Society and funded by Village of Merton
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 393678 N 4778283
Decimal Degrees43.14983333, -88.30760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 8.99', W 88° 18.456'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 8' 59.40" N, 88° 18' 27.36" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24353-24487 County Road VV, Hartland WI 53029, US
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