The Raube Road Site

The Raube Road Site (HMO2B)

Location: Brandon, WI 53919 Fond Du Lac County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 43.777', W 88° 43.828'

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The Raube Road Site is one of Wisconsin's few remaining intact Old Military Road segments from the state's territorial period. Located on farmland purchased by Albert and Martha Raube in 1911, this 123-foot-long Military Road segment was part of the first constructed roadway to cross Wisconsin. Originally planned as an army supply and communication route between Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, Fort Winnebago at Portage and Fort Howard at Green Bay, the 234-mile-long road was surveyed and built between 1832 and 1837. Fort Winnebago troops construct?ed the Poynette to Fond du Lac River section using oxen and hand tools during the summer of 1835. The road's marshy areas were filled with bundles of brush, tree limbs and stone while smaller streams were bridged with large logs. Preserved by the Raube family, "The Old Road" was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
HM NumberHMO2B
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number370
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 360631 N 4843297
Decimal Degrees43.72961667, -88.73046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 43.777', W 88° 43.828'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 43' 46.62" N, 88° 43' 49.68" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W11515 Co Rd Tc, Brandon WI 53919, US
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