Hazelwood

Hazelwood (HMOV7)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54301 Brown County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 30.046', W 88° 1.214'

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On this site Morgan L. Martin (1805-87) built this home in 1837, after his marriage to Elizabeth Smith of Plattsburgh, N.Y. It was a center of social, literary and political accomplishment for nearly a century. Coming here in 1827 as a young attorney, he began to lay the foundation for Statehood. A member of the Michigan Territorial Council 1831-35, he returned in 1838-44 to serve on the Wisconsin Territorial Council. From 1845-47 he represented the Territory in Congress, at which time he introduced the bill "to enable the people of Wisconsin Territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union." The constitution submitted by the Convention of 1846 was rejected and Martin, elected president of a second Convention in 1847, did much of the preliminary revision here at Hazelwood. It was accepted by vote of the people and President Polk approved the Act of Admission on May 29, 1848.
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HM NumberHMOV7
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number156
Year Placed1966
Placed ByThe Wisconsin State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 418894 N 4928000
Decimal Degrees44.50076667, -88.02023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.046', W 88° 1.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 2.76" N, 88° 1' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)920, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 483-499 Fox River Trail (Green Bay to Greenleaf), Green Bay WI 54301, US
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