De Langlade

De Langlade (HMOM0)

Location: White Lake, WI 54491 Langlade County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 11.458', W 88° 43.991'

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The Village of Langlade and Langlade County were named for Charles Michel de Langlade, who has been called the "Father of Wisconsin." Born at the trading post of Mackinac in 1729, de Langlade's character, military ability, and influence left a commanding impression on Wisconsin's early history. He was among the first per?manent settlers to locate on the present site of Green Bay about 1745. During the French and Indian War, de Langlade led Wisconsin Indians against Fort Duquesne, and from there to Fort Cumberland, where Braddock was in command, and where George Washington served as a young lieutenant. In 1759, De Langlade fought under General Montcalm in the Battle of Quebec, which ended the French Empire in North America. After active service with the British in the Revolutionary War, de Langlade returned to Green Bay. He died there in 1800.

Erected 1955
HM NumberHMOM0
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number32
Year Placed1955
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 363853 N 5005625
Decimal Degrees45.19096667, -88.73318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 11.458', W 88° 43.991'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 11' 27.48" N, 88° 43' 59.46" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Place Rd, White Lake WI 54491, US
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