Grand Chute (ghost town), Wisconsin

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Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Ghost Town
Grand Chute, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Location of Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°15′16.71″N 88°24′55.47″W / 44.2546417°N 88.4154083°W / 44.2546417; -88.4154083Coordinates: 44°15′16.71″N 88°24′55.47″W / 44.2546417°N 88.4154083°W / 44.2546417; -88.4154083
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Elevation[1] 791 ft (241 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 54911 & 54914
Area code(s) (920)

Grand Chute is a ghost town in the town of Grand Chute in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. The area once occupied by Grand Chute is now part of the city of Appleton. The surviving buildings from this ghost town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography[edit]

Grand Chute was located at 44°15′16.71″N 88°24′55.47″W / 44.2546417°N 88.4154083°W / 44.2546417; -88.4154083 (44.254642, -88.415408).[2] Its elevation is 791 feet (241m).

History[edit]

Morgan L. Martin, Theodore Conkey, and Abram B. Bowen founded the village of Martin in 1849. In 1850 they renamed it Grand Chute after the town of Grand Chute. Grand Chute was one of three villages that developed around Lawrence Institute (now Lawrence University). The villages of Lawesburg, Appleton, and Grand Chute were all nestled along the Fox River, with Appleton in the center, Grand Chute to the west of Appleton, and Lawesburg to the east. The villages of Grand Chute and Lawesburg no longer exist and the area they once occupied has been incorporated into the city of Appleton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Appleton Public Library, "Grand Chute Township". Retrieved 22 August 2011.