Lawesburg, Wisconsin

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Lawesburg, Wisconsin
Ghost Town
Lawesburg, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Lawesburg, Wisconsin
Lawesburg, Wisconsin
Location of Lawesburg, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°15′31.02″N 88°23′00.47″W / 44.2586167°N 88.3834639°W / 44.2586167; -88.3834639Coordinates: 44°15′31.02″N 88°23′00.47″W / 44.2586167°N 88.3834639°W / 44.2586167; -88.3834639
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Elevation[1] 748 ft (228 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 54915
Area code(s) (920)

Lawesburg is a ghost town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. Located in the town of Grand Chute, the site is now part of the city of Appleton. The surviving buildings from Lawesburg are protected and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Lawesburg is located at 44°15′31.02″N 88°23′0.47″W / 44.2586167°N 88.3834639°W / 44.2586167; -88.3834639 (44.258617, -88.383464).[2] Its elevation is 748 feet (228m).


George W. Lawe founded the village of Lawesburg in 1849. It was one of three villages that developed around the Lawrence Institute: the village of Grand Chute, the village of Appleton, and the village of Lawesburg, all nestled along the Fox River. The villages of Grand Chute and Lawesburg have since been incorporated into the city of Appleton.[3]


  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.