Historic Omro
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Benron
N 44° 02.373 W 088° 44.341
16T E 360667 N 4877735
Quick Description: A marker in Omro, wi
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2010 7:08:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM8AG7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 12

Long Description:
Located along one of Wisconsin's first transportation routes, the community of Omro developed quickly on the Fox River. French fur trader and blacksmith Charles Omreau had a trading post here and gave his name to the future city. Founded in 1842, Omro grew from a village in 1848 to a commercial center in 1857. By 1880 Omro was a stop on the railroad line and home to county fairgrounds, several mills, glass factory, carriage factories and had more than 2000 residents.
County: Winnebago

Location: Park

MarkerID: 456

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