De Forest Centennial

De Forest Centennial (HMP4M)

Location: DeForest, WI 53532 Dane County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 14.797', W 89° 20.431'

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1863 - 1963

The Village of De Forest and the surrounding 2200 acres were once owned by Isaac N. De Forest. He purchased the site for $25.00 an acre in 1854 to farm and raise wheat. In 1856, before moving to Wetmore, Kansas, he started platting the site for a village.

The native hand-hewn rock in this monument came from the original De Forest home in Madison, which he built in 1853. The structure, at the corner of Park and State streets, later was used as the Administration Building by the University of Wisconsin. The building was razed in 1965.
HM NumberHMP4M
Year Placed1966
Placed ByDeForest Area Citizens
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 309989 N 4790861
Decimal Degrees43.24661667, -89.34051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 14.797', W 89° 20.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 14' 47.82" N, 89° 20' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 183 S Durkee St, DeForest WI 53532, US
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