Milwaukee (town), Wisconsin

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The Town of Milwaukee (not to be confused with the City of Milwaukee) was a town in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, created on March 17, 1835.[1] A number of Milwaukee County municipalities, beginning with the City of Milwaukee, were created out of portions of it. After the last portions of the town were annexed, it officially ceased to exist in 1955.

Geography[edit]

The Town of Milwaukee was originally co-terminous with Milwaukee County itself.[2] In 1838, the territorial legislature divided the County into two townships: Milwaukee, encompassing everything north of the present Greenfield Avenue, and the Town of Lake encompassing everything South of the present Greenfield Avenue.[3]

After 1840, using modern-day reference points, the Town of Milwaukee reached from Greenfield Avenue in the south to County Line Road on the north, Lake Michigan on the east and 27th Street on the west. Its neighbors were the Town of Wauwatosa and the Town of Granville to the west, the Town of Lake to the south and the Town of Mequon to the north.

The Town of Milwaukee Town Hall, built in 1872, is located in present-day Glendale.

Municipalities formerly a part of the Town of Milwaukee[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionary of Wisconsin History Accessed July 10, 2006
  2. ^ Green Bay Intelligencer April 28, 1835, as cited in: Mack, Edwin S. The Founding of Milwaukee Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1907; p. 205
  3. ^ Watrous, Jerome Anthony. Memoirs of Milwaukee County: from the earliest historical times down to the present, including a genealogical and biographical record of representative families in Milwaukee County, Chicago: Western Historical Association, 1909; Volume 1, pp. 68-69
  4. ^ "The First Local Ordinance". History of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1881. pp. 253-255
  5. ^ Dictionary of Wisconsin History Accessed July 10, 2006
  6. ^ Watrous, Jerome Anthony. Memoirs of Milwaukee County: from the earliest historical times down to the present, including a genealogical and biographical record of representative families in Milwaukee County, Chicago: Western Historical Association, 1909; Volume 1, p. 69
  7. ^ Shorewood Historical Society. "Village History" Accessed July 10, 2006
  8. ^ Village of River Hills. "Facts about the village". Accessed July 10, 2006
  9. ^ Welcome to the Village of Bayside Accessed July 10, 2006
  10. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1878,' Biographical Sketch of Frederick Moskowitt, pg. 477