Belgian Settlement in Wisconsin

Belgian Settlement in Wisconsin (HM7U9)

Location: Brussels, WI 54204 Door County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 44.056', W 87° 39.985'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 153 views
Inscription
Wisconsin's and the nation's largest Belgian American settlement is located in por?tions of Brown, Kewaunee and Door counties adjacent to the waters of Green Bay. Walloon-speaking Belgians settled the region in the 1850s and still constitute a high proportion of the population. A variety of elements attests to the Belgian American presence: place names (Brussels, Namur, Rosiere, Luxemburg), a local French pat?ois, common surnames, unique foods (boohyah, trippe, jutt), the Kermiss harvest festival, and especially architecture. Many of the original wooden structures of the Belgian Americans were destroyed in a firestorm that swept across southern Door County in October 1871. A few stone houses made of local dolomite survived. More common are 1880s red brick houses, distinguished by modest size and gable-end, bull's-eye windows. Some houses have detached summer kitchens with bake ovens appended to the rear. And the Belgians, many of them devout Catholics, also erected small roadside votive chapels like those in their homeland.
Details
HM NumberHM7U9
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
Tags
Marker Number321
Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:40am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447233 N 4953647
Decimal Degrees44.73426667, -87.66641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 44.056', W 87° 39.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 44' 3.36" N, 87° 39' 59.10" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10300-10414 County Rd DK, Brussels WI 54204, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?