Marytown, Wisconsin

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Marytown, Wisconsin
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Looking south at Marytown, Wisconsin
Marytown, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Marytown, Wisconsin
Marytown, Wisconsin
Marytown, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Marytown, Wisconsin
Marytown, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°54′49″N 88°12′08″W / 43.91361°N 88.20222°W / 43.91361; -88.20222Coordinates: 43°54′49″N 88°12′08″W / 43.91361°N 88.20222°W / 43.91361; -88.20222
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Elevation
294 m (965 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip codes
53061
Area code(s)920
GNIS feature ID1569109[1]

Marytown, Wisconsin is an unincorporated community in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in the town of Calumet.[2] Marytown is located at the intersection of Fond du Lac County highways G and HH. Wisconsin Highway 149 ran north to south through the community before it was decommissioned in 2006.

Holyland[edit]

St. Mary's Church

Marytown is in an area of eastern Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin known as "The Holyland", so called because of the large number of communities built around churches, including St. Anna, St. Peter, St. Cloud, Mount Calvary, Johnsburg, Calvary, Brothertown and Jericho.

A recognizable feature in Marytown is St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church,[3] which is located at the peak of the largest hill in the area. The church is lit at night, and can be see from several miles away.

History[edit]

A post office was established in Marytown in 1854,[4] but was later closed.

On July 18, 1996, several houses at the north end of Marytown were destroyed and one person killed by a tornado. This was part of a statewide outbreak of tornadoes on the same day as the Oakfield Tornado.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=5115
  3. ^ "St. Mary". Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Wulff, Eugene C. The New Holstien Story. p. 16.
  5. ^ Wisconsin Tornado Outbreak of July 18, 1996: Formation of Tornadic Supercells Archived July 12, 2013, at WebCite, PDF file, Renee Geiser, Retrieved October 9, 2007

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