Waukesha City - Cutler Park

Waukesha City - Cutler Park (HM1J7V)

Location: Waukesha, WI 53186 Waukesha County
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N 43° 0.561', W 88° 13.977'

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Waukesha City - Cutler Park

Morris D. Cutler, born June 13, 1810, was the first white settler in the Waukesha area. On May 7, 1834, he founded what is now the City of Waukesha, with his two claim-shanties and called it Prairie Village. Prior to this time, the Potawatomi had a village on this site.

First named Prairie Village by an act of the State Legislature on March 1839, it was changed to Prairieville by act of Legislature approved December 21, 1839. It retained this name until 1846 when the separation of Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties was made, and the name legally changed to Waukesha as conforming to Waukesha County and being its County Seat. On January 10, 1852, Waukesha became a village and a city in 1896.

Cutler's original holdings consisted of 160 acres and over the years he gave generously to educational and religious institutions including the land that Carroll University now stands on. He passed away on January 22, 1897, and in 1902, the city of Waukesha paid $30,000 to his heirs for nine acres for a park with the stipulation that it would be named after him and would always remain a public park. The present location of the Waukesha Public Library and Cutler Park is included in those nine acres.

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was designated as a Historical Landmark in 2013, along with the Cutler Homestead site (1991). The original home, formerly in Cutler Park, is now located on the S.W. corner of Maple and Central Ave.
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HM NumberHM1J7V
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Marker Number34-15
Year Placed2013
Placed ByWaukesha County Historical Society and Museum
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Date Added Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 399518 N 4762590
Decimal Degrees43.00935000, -88.23295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.561', W 88° 13.977'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 33.66" N, 88° 13' 58.62" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 321 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha WI 53186, US
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