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Photograph of Abandoned General Store at Oneva, Wisconsin - NARA - 2128894.jpg
Abandoned general store in 1939
Minertown-Oneva is located in Wisconsin
Location State Trunk Hwy. 32, vicinity of Carter, Wisconsin
Coordinates 45°22′56.62″N 88°37′32.02″W / 45.3823944°N 88.6255611°W / 45.3823944; -88.6255611Coordinates: 45°22′56.62″N 88°37′32.02″W / 45.3823944°N 88.6255611°W / 45.3823944; -88.6255611
Area 43.5 acres (17.6 ha)[2]
NRHP Reference # 09001315[1]
Added to NRHP May 4, 2010[1]

Minertown-Oneva, also known as Minertown, in Forest County, Wisconsin is a historic logging camp built in the early 1900s by Wilbur and Henry T. Miner.[2] It's in the vicinity of Carter, Wisconsin.

According to the National Park Service:

In 1899, brothers Wilbur and Henry T. Miner from Vernon County, WI, purchased a 4,000 acre tract in Forest County, Wisconsin, where they constructed a sawmill and related settlement known as Minertown. The settlement included a boarding house and company store for those employed by the Miner Lumber Company, as well as a planing mill, roundhouse, depot, store, a blacksmith shop, a cook shanty, several small four-room houses, and a barn. In 1931, the mill was destroyed by fire and the remaining community was subsequently abandoned. Today, the Minertown-Oneva site is significant for its potential to provide information relevant to late nineteenth century settlement of Forest County, as well as the history of Wisconsin’s hardwood logging era.[3]

The site was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 2010.[1] The listing was announced as the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of May 28, 2010.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places for May 28, 2010". Weekly Listings. National Park Service. May 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b C. Stephan Demeter; Nancy Ford Demeter & Kathryn C. Egan-Bruhy (February 5, 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Minertown / Oneva, FS Site No: 09-06-05-031; State Site No: 47FR0112; FS Special Management Area (SMA) 8F" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-06-03.  (46 pages, with 5 figures and 7 photos)
  3. ^ "Weekly Highlight 05/28/2010 Minertown-Oneva, Forest County, Wisconsin". 

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