Good Hope, Wisconsin

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Good Hope was an inhabited place in the Town of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States.


The original center was at Charles Krocker's "Good Hope Inn", a tavern and stagecoach stop, and the post office there,[1] which opened in mid-1849,[2] at what is now the intersection of Green Bay Avenue and Green Tree Road in Glendale. In later years, the post office itself was moved further north, to Green Bay Road's intersection with what would become known as Good Hope Road.[3] The original structure was not demolished until 1931.[4]

As of 1887, the Wisconsin Central Railway had a railroad station there, 12 miles out from Milwaukee on the way to Brown Deer and eventually to Ashland.[5]

There was still a post office there as late as 1893,[6] but it was shuttered sometime after May 12, 1894. The former Good Hope School District was merged into the Glendale-River Hills School District, but there is still a Good Hope School building west of Green Bay Road.[7]

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  1. ^ Manual for the use of the assembly, of the state of Wisconsin, for the year 1853 Madison: Brown and Carpenter, Printers, 1853; p. 62
  2. ^ "A Column of News Items" Janesville Gazette July 5, 1849; p. 2, col. 5
  3. ^ Paulsen, Eric. "Street name origins uncover young Milwaukee" December 13, 2004
  4. ^ "Old Good Hope Inn Vanishing; Building Once Popular as Tavern and Rural Mail Center". Milwaukee Journal June 12, 1931
  5. ^ "Table showing the railroad stations in Wisconsin, and the distance of each station from Milwaukee, the commercial metropolis of the state," in, Wisconsin State Agricultural Society. Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, including proceedings of the state agricultural convention, held in February, 1881, with practical and useful papers Vol. XIX. Madison: David Atwood, State Printer, 1880-1881; p. 500
  6. ^ Cunningham, Thomas J., ed. The blue book of the state of Wisconsin 1893 Madison, 1893; p. 377
  7. ^ Morris, Robert, ed. Glendale, Wisconsin: rich past, bright future, 1950-2000 Glendale, Wisconsin:Glendale, Wisconsin 50th Anniversary Committee, 2000; p. 67
  8. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1882,' pg. 198
  9. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1863,' pg. 89
  10. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1891,' Biographical Sketch of John J. Kempf, pg. 578
  11. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1877,' Biographical Sketch of Richard F. Stapleton, pg. 469
  12. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1889,' Biographical Sketch of Amos Thomas, pg. 89