Historical Markers in
Brown County, Wisconsin

1634 • 1909 Address by President Lincoln Alexis De Tocqueville Augustin de Langlade Bank Of Wisconsin Bellevue Park Bellin Building Bernard Henry Pennings Birthplace Of The Packers Brown County Civil War Memorial Brown County Court House 1838 to 1854 Brown County Courthouse Bryan Bartlett Starr Chicago & North Western Depot City Stadium Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings Cnesses Israel Synagogue Columbus Community Club Curly Lambeau Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home Curly Lambeau's Gravesite Curly Lambeau's Office Northern Building Delfosse-Allard: A Multi-component Site Denmark Downtown Green Bay Drumbeat of the Lumberjack Band Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau Eleazer Williams Elks Club Elvis Favorite Ride Fabry Creek (Boss Tavern): A Multi-component Site First Catholic Church In Green Bay First Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin First Redemptorist Church in America Fort Howard Stockade Freimann Hotel Building From First Americans to Euroamericans George Whitney Calhoun Green Bay - De Pere Antiquarian Society Green Bay Packers Green Bay Press-Gazette Hagemeister Park Hazelwood Hazelwood Heritage Hill State Park Heyrman I: A Multi-component Workshop and Campsite Historic Green Bay Road Hotel Northland Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant Influence of the Fur Trade James H. Flatley, Jr. Johnny (Blood) McNally La Baye Burial Place Liberty Bell Replica Love at First Leap Marquette–Jolliet Menomineeville, Seat of Justice Milwaukee Road Depot Milwaukee Road Passenger Depot Minahan's Tomb Naval Veterans Monument Nicolet Landing Oneida Veterans Memorial Packers Heritage Trail Packers Office Building Packers Practice Fields Paul Hornung Port of Green Bay's Economic Impact Rapides des Peres Red Banks Remember: September 11, 2001 Revolutionary War Veteran Riverside Ballroom Robert E. Harlan Plaza Roi-Porlier-Tank Cottage Shantytown Site of Camp Smith 1820 St. Norbert College & The Packers St. Willebrord Catholic Church Starr-Struck Young Girl Seeks an Autograph The Beaudhuin Village Site: A North Bay Middle Woodland Camp The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau The Catholic Bark Chapel The Fort Howard Story The Holdorf Site: A Chipped Stone Workshop/The Christoff Site: A Prehistoric Campsite The Little House with a Big History The Mueller-Wright House The Port & the Environment The Port of Today The Significance of the Port The Spirit of the Northwest The WIS 57 Reconstruction Project in Brown, Kewaunee, and Door Counties Transportation Archaeology on the WIS 57 Project Union Hotel Vice Admiral James H. Flatley Jr. Vince Lombardi's Home Vincent T. (Vince) Lombardi White Pillars Wisconsin's Maritime Trails Zachary Taylor
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Brown County, located in northeastern Wisconsin, has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The region was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, and Ojibwe peoples. These tribes relied on the fertile land and abundant natural resources for their sustenance and culture.

In the early 17th century, French explorers, led by Jean Nicolet, arrived in the area, establishing the first European presence. The French established fur trading posts, which helped foster peaceful relationships with the Native American tribes. However, over time, conflicts between the French, British, and Native Americans arose, leading to a change in control over the region.

In the late 18th century, the British gained control over the area, ceding it to the United States after the American Revolution. The region became part of the Northwest Territory before eventually becoming part of the Wisconsin Territory. The territorial government created Brown County in 1818, recognizing it as a separate county within the larger territory.

The 19th century saw the rapid growth and development of Brown County. The building of the Erie Canal and the arrival of immigrants, primarily German and Belgian settlers, led to a boom in agriculture and industry. The arrival of the railroad in the mid-1800s further fueled growth, as it provided a convenient means of transportation for goods and people.

Today, Brown County is known for its vibrant city of Green Bay, its rich agricultural heritage, and its status as the home of the Green Bay Packers football team. The county's history is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of its residents, who continue to shape its future while honoring its past.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Brown County, Wisconsin.

  • 1818 - Brown County is established as part of the Michigan Territory.
  • 1822 - Fort Howard is established by the U.S. Army near the mouth of the Fox River.
  • 1828 - The first permanent European settlement is established in what is now Green Bay.
  • 1836 - Wisconsin becomes a separate territory, including Brown County.
  • 1854 - The first railroad, the Green Bay and Mississippi Railroad, reaches Green Bay.
  • 1872 - The county courthouse is completed in Green Bay.
  • 1958 - The Green Bay Packers win their first NFL championship, beginning a successful era for the team.
  • 1997 - Lambeau Field, the home stadium of the Green Bay Packers, undergoes a major renovation.