National Register Listings in
Brown County, Wisconsin

Allouez Pump House Allouez Water Department and Town Hall Astor Historic District Baeten, John, Store Baird Law Office Broadway-Dousman Historic District Broadway-Walnut Historic District Brown County Courthouse Chicago and North Western Railway Passenger Depot Christ Episcopal Church Complex Cotton House De Pere Lock and Dam Historic District De Pere Public Library Fisk, Joel S., House Fort Howard Hospital Fort Howard Officers' Quarters Fort Howard Ward Building Fox Theatre Franciscan Publishers Building Grassy Island Range Lights Green Bay Downtown Historic District Green Bay Harbor Entrance Light Green Bay YMCA Gretzinger, Otto and Hilda, House Gutknecht, Edwin and Jennie, House Hazelwood Henry House Heyrman, Henry and Mary, House Holy Cross Church and Convent Hotel Northland Kellogg Public Library and Neville Public Museum Krause, Julius, Store Building Lawton, C. A., Company Little Kaukauna Lock and Dam Historic District Main Avenue Historic District Main Hall Milwaukee Road Passenger Depot Miramar Drive Residential Historic District Mueller-Wright House Neufeld, Albert C. and Ellen H., House Nichols, John T., and Margaret, House Nicolet High School North Broadway Street Historic District North Michigan Street-North Superior Street Historic District Oakland-Dousman Historic District Randall Avenue Historic District Rioux, Angeline Champeau, House Robinson Hill Historic District Rockwood Lodge Barn and Pigsty Smith, J.B., House and Granary South Broadway Historic District St. Mary of the Angels Church and Monastery Steckart and Falck Double Block Tank Cottage Union House Hotel Whitney School Wisconsin State Reformatory
The House on the Rock, located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, is a unique tourist attraction that features a bizarre collection of antiques, automata, and other oddities. It was built by architect Alex Jordan Jr. in the 1940s and 1950s.
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 glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history 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.