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Grant County, Wisconsin

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  • Archie Heath Turk (1875 - 1923)
    Incarcerated at Wisconsin State Prison, Waupun circa 1918: Patient at Northern Hospital for the Insane, Oshkosh circa 1920:
  • Azariah Lincoln (1793 - 1862)
  • Thomas Lincoln (c.1790 - 1862)
  • John A. Endicott (1789 - 1874)
    Pvt. John Endicott fought as a calvary soldier in Colonel Richard Johnson's Mounted Kentucky Regiment, in the War of 1812. He was amongst those who joined in on the heroric charge that turned the tide ...
  • John Lewis Lostetter (1930 - 1993)
    George Fiedler, one of John's students at Chippewa Valley Technical College in the Electric Power Distribution class, gave this eulogy at John's funeral:"We are here to ay goodbye to our instructor and...

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Grant County was created as part of Wisconsin Territory in 1837. It was named after an Indian trader; his first name, origins, and eventual fate are all unknown.

Grant County, Wisconsin is the extreme southwesternmost county of Wisconsin and is adjacent to Jo Daviess County, Illinois which is the extreme northwesternmost corner of Illinois. Together these two adjacent counties comprise "Little Bohemia" so-called for the settlement circa 1839 of the Lolwings, the former agnatic royal line of Lev zu Rozmital of Bohemia, from the former capital of Hannover, Germany which they had leased after their defeat at the Battle of White Mountain and their consequent loss of the Bohemian throne. Circa 1839 Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland had returned from England and demanded the return of the historical capital of the German Kingdom of Hannover.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Bagley
  • Bloomington
  • Blue River
  • Boscobel
  • Cassville
  • Cuba City (part)
  • Dickeyville
  • Fennimore
  • Hazel Green (part)
  • Lancaster (County Seat)
  • Livingston (part)
  • Montfort (part)
  • Muscoda (part)
  • Mount Hope
  • Patch Grove
  • Platteville
  • Potosi
  • Tennyson
  • Woodman

Towns & Communities: Annaton, Arthur, Beetown, Bigpatch, British Hollow, Brodtville, Buena Vista, Burton, Castle Rock, Centerville, Clifton, Cornelia, Diamond Grove, Ellenboro, Elmo, Fair Play, Fennimore, Five Points, Flora Fountain, Georgetown, Glen Haven, Harrison, Hazel Green, Hickory Grove, Homer, Hurricane, Jamestown, Lancaster Junction, Liberty, Lima, Little Grant, Louisburg, Marion, Millville, Mount Hope, Mount Ida, North Andover, North Lancaster, Paris, Pleasant Ridge, Prairie Corners, Preston, Rockville, Rutledge, Saint Rose, Shady Dell, Sinnipee, Sinsinawa, Smelser, South Lancaster, Stitzer, Union, Van Buren, Waterloo, Watterstown, Werley, Wingville and Wyalusing



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