Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge (HMFC3)

Location: Lancaster, WI 53813 Grant County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 49.849', W 90° 48.788'

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In 1848, William Horner of Warren County, Virginia, and his former slaves, the Shepard family, hitched a team of oxen to wagons and ventured west to Wisconsin. They arrived at this point, later to be known as Pleasant Ridge.

The Shepards bought land from Mr. Horner for $1.50 an acre, making them the first recorded African-American family to live in the area. The beginnings of a community of over 100 free or escaped slaves, Pleasant Ridge at one point had a church and a school. Now the one acre-cemetery is all that remains.
HM NumberHMFC3
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1994
Placed ByWisconsin Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 9:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 678739 N 4744347
Decimal Degrees42.83081667, -90.81313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 49.849', W 90° 48.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 49' 50.94" N, 90° 48' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7874-8098 Slab Town Rd, Lancaster WI 53813, US
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