St. Mary's, Wisconsin

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St. Mary's, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
1957 aerial view of St. Mary's
1957 aerial view of St. Mary's
St. Mary's, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
St. Mary's, Wisconsin
St. Mary's, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°47′53″N 90°41′14″W / 43.79806°N 90.68722°W / 43.79806; -90.68722Coordinates: 43°47′53″N 90°41′14″W / 43.79806°N 90.68722°W / 43.79806; -90.68722
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Monroe
Elevation 1,371 ft (418 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID 1577807[1]

St. Mary's (also known as St. Mary's Ridge) is an unincorporated community in the town of Jefferson in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.[2]

History[edit]

St. Mary's was first settled in 1856 by families who had immigrated to America from Stommeln, northwest of Köln (Cologne), Prussia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Those families thrived and branched-out through emigration to other States - notably to: Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, California, and other Wisconsin counties. In 2007, a 500-page book was published (privately) by the "St. Mary's Ridge Heritage Project," Cashton, Wisconsin, entitled: "St. Mary's Ridge Heritage - Histories of Our Pioneers." A second, revised edition is planned (circa 2009). Photos of St. Mary's were once selected for use within an official White House pamphlet, as "one of America's most beautiful places," by former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson wife of former United States President Lyndon B. Johnson.[3]

References[edit]

  • 'St. Marys Ridge', St. Mary's Heritage Project, Cashton, Wisconsin, 2007.

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