Heritage Hill State Park

Heritage Hill State Park (HM6S9)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54301 Brown County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 28.404', W 88° 1.83'

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This park, built to portray and preserve Wisconsin's beginnings, is located on a site that is itself a part of history. On this 40-acre site stood Camp Smith—a temporary location of Fort Howard—part of the pioneer settlement known as Shantytown, and Wisconsin's first courthouse. Through the site passed the military road linking Fort Howard with Fort Winnebago at Portage and Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien.

Many of the buildings at Heritage Hill are original structures that were saved over the years by people of foresight and perseverance. Among these buildings are Henry Baird's law office, several original Fort Howard buildings, the Cotton House, a French fur trader's cabin, and the Tank Cottage—Wisconsin's oldest standing house dating from 1776. The spread of civilization in Wisconsin was begun by the people who first made their homes here on the banks of the Fox River.
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HM NumberHM6S9
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
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Marker Number239
Year Placed1977
Placed ByJean Nicolet Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Weese-coh-Seh Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:30am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 418040 N 4924970
Decimal Degrees44.47340000, -88.03050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 28.404', W 88° 1.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 28' 24.24" N, 88° 1' 49.80" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2673 S Van Buren St, Green Bay WI 54301, US
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  1. This location is often used as a learning experience for children and educational groups, this park gives a hands on experience to create an excitement about Wisconsin's local history and the life of it's predecessors here in the area. The park offers special events at times featuring guest appearances and speakers, a local favorite for field trips of schools this location has become a learning resource of the heritage of the community and throughout Wisconsin. Era: Early Colonial. This is an opinion piece based on observation of someone living within the community of the said location.

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