Shawano (HM555)

Location: Shawano, WI 54166 Shawano County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 47.215', W 88° 31.34'

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Shawano is both a Chippewa and a Menominee Indian term signifying "to the South." Shawano Lake first was given this name because it was the southern boundary of Chippewa tribal territory. The city and county later were named after the lake. Like many Wisconsin cities, Shawano was the site of an Indian village before the white men came. In the 19th century a band of Menominee moved westward from Green Bay in search of a lake that would provide good fishing. They found Shawano Lake and settled nearby.

State Trunk Highway 55 which passes along the main street of Shawano was part of the military road which was built from Green Bay to Ontonagon on Lake Superior. This road was authorized by an Act of Congress in 1863. After the Civil War it was used extensively by loggers and lumbermen as a supply road.
HM NumberHM555
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number47
Year Placed1956
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 379572 N 4960407
Decimal Degrees44.78691667, -88.52233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 47.215', W 88° 31.34'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 47' 12.90" N, 88° 31' 20.40" W
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Area Code(s)920, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11120-11126 WI-22, Shawano WI 54166, US
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