Lawesburg, Wisconsin
Lawesburg, Wisconsin
Lawesburg, Wisconsin
Location of Lawesburg, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°15′31.02″N 88°23′00.47″W / 44.2586167°N 88.3834639°W / 44.2586167; -88.3834639Coordinates: 44°15′31.02″N 88°23′00.47″W / 44.2586167°N 88.3834639°W / 44.2586167; -88.3834639
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyOutagamie
Elevation748 ft (228 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
54915
Area code(s)(920)

Lawesburg was an unincorporated village in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. Located in the City of Appleton, the site was incorporated into the Village of Appleton in 1853 and is now part of the city of Appleton. The surviving buildings from Lawesburg are protected and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Lawesburg is located at 44°15′31.02″N 88°23′0.47″W / 44.2586167°N 88.3834639°W / 44.2586167; -88.3834639 (44.258617, -88.383464).[2] Its elevation is 748 feet (228m).

History

George W. Lawe founded the village of Lawesburg in 1849. It was one of three villages that developed around the Lawrence Institute: the village of Grand Chute, the village of Appleton, and the village of Lawesburg, all nestled along the Fox River. The villages of Grand Chute and Lawesburg have since been incorporated into the city of Appleton.[3]

References

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2002-05-27. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ Appleton Public Library, "Grand Chute Township" Archived 2011-09-29 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 22 August 2011.