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Term: Nelson Dewey-First Governor of Wisconsin (Historic Marker Erected 1961)


Cemetery, 1 block W of Hays. 61, 35, and 81, Lancaster, Grant County

When Nelson Dewey left his parents' home at Hamilton, New York, at the age of 23, he traveled by stagecoach, steamer, sailing vessel, horseback, and on foot to reach Wisconsin. The trip took four weeks and Dewey arrived in Cassville in June of 1836, about two weeks before Wisconsin was officially established as a territory. He soon became interested and active in politics and when Grant County was organized the next year, he became its first Register of Deeds and moved to Lancaster. Next he entered the Territorial Legislature and when Wisconsin became the thirtieth state in 1848, Dewey was elected its first governor. Because of his election to such high office at the age of 35, many people expected him to continue in a political career but he disliked politics and returned to Grant County. In 1854 he began to acquire land at Cassville and developed a 2000-acre plantation which he called "Stonefield," today preserved in Nelson Dewey State Park. He died July 20, 1889, and his was the last burial in this cemetery.

[Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]

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Nabob, Washington Co.
Nagawicka Lake, Waukesha Co.
Nagawicka [origin of place name]
Namakagon [origin of place name]
Namakagon, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Namekagon (town and river) [origin of place name]
Namekagon River (Historic Marker Erected 1967)
Namekagon, Bayfield Co.
Namekagon, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Namekagon-Court Oreilles Portage (Historic Marker
Namur, Door Co.
Nancy, Town of, Washburn Co.
Naples, Town of, Buffalo Co.
Narrows Creek, Sauk Co.
Nasbro, Dodge Co.
Nasewaupee [origin of place name]
Nasewaupee, Town of, Door Co.
Nashotah (Town) [origin of place name]
Nashotah Lakes, Waukesha Co.
Nashotah Mission (Historic Marker Erected 1968)
Nashotah, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Nashotah, Waukesha Co.
Nashville, Forest Co.
Nashville, Town of, Forest Co.
Nasonville [origin of place name]
Nasonville, Wood Co.
Nation's First Cooperative Generating Station (His
Nation's First Watershed Project (Historic Marker
National Soldiers' Home (Historic Marker Erected 1
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Naugart, Marathon Co.
Navarino, Brown Co.
Navarino, Town of, Brown Co.
Nebagamon, Town of, Douglas Co.
Necedah [origin of place name]
Necedah, Juneau Co.
Necedah, Town of, Juneau Co.
Necedah, Village of, Juneau Co.
Neda, Dodge Co.
Neenah River
Neenah [brief history]
Neenah [origin of place name]
Neenah, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Neenah, Winnebago Co.
Neillsville [origin of place name]
Neillsville, Clark Co.
Nekimi [origin of place name]
Nekimi, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Nekoosa Junction, Wood Co.
Nekoosa [origin of place name]
Nekoosa, Wood Co.
Nelma, Forest Co.
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Nelson [origin of place name]
Nelson, Buffalo Co.
Nelson, Town of, Buffalo Co.
Nelson, Village of, Buffalo Co.
Nelsonville (historical), Eau Claire Co.
Nelsonville, Portage Co.
Nelsonville, Village of, Portage Co.
Nemadji River [origin of place name]
Nemahbin Lakes
Nemahbin, Town of, Milwaukee Co.
Nemodji, Town of, Douglas Co.
Nenno, Washington Co.
Neopit, Menominee Co.
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Neosho, Dodge Co.
Neosho, Village of, Dodge Co.
Nepeuskun, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Neptune, Richland Co.
Nerike, Pierce Co.
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Nevada, Green Co.
Nevins, Clark Co.
New Amsterdam, La Crosse Co.
New Auburn [origin of place name]
New Auburn, Chippewa Co.
New Auburn, Village of, Chippewa Co.
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New Dexter, Town of, Wood Co.
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New Haven, Town of, Dunn Co.
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New Holstein, Calumet Co.
New Holstein, Town of, Calumet Co.
New Hope, Portage Co.
New Hope, Town of, Portage Co.
New Lisbon, Election precinct of, Grant Co.
New Lisbon, Juneau Co.
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New London, Waupaca Co.
New Lyme, Town of, Monroe Co.
New Mason, Town of, Bayfield Co.
New Milladore, Town of, Wood Co.
New Miner, Juneau Co.
New Munster, Kenosha Co.
New Paris, Sheboygan Co.
New Post, Sawyer Co.
New Prospect, Fond du Lac Co.
New Remington, Town of, Wood Co.
New Richmond Cyclone (Historic Marker Erected 1997
New Richmond, St. Croix Co.
New Rome (historical), Adams Co.
New Rome, Adams Co.
New Rudolph, Town of, Wood Co.
New Seneca, Town of, Wood Co.
New Sigel, Town of, Wood Co.
New Vesper, Town of, Wood Co.
New Wood, Town of, Wood Co.
Newald, Forest Co.
Newald, Town of, Forest Co.
Newark Valley, Town of, Adams Co.
Newark, Rock Co.
Newark, Town of, Rock Co.
Newark, Town of, Washington Co.
Newbold, Oneida Co.
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Newry, Vernon Co.
Newton Corners, Jefferson Co.
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Newton, Town of, Manitowoc Co.
Newton, Town of, Marquette Co.
Newton, Vernon Co.
Newtonburg, Manitowoc Co.
Newville, Rock Co.
Niagara, Marinette Co.
Niagara, Town of, Marinette Co.
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Nichols Shore Acres, Winnebago Co.
Nichols, Outagamie Co.
Nichols, Village of, Outagamie Co.
Nicholson, Waupaca Co.
Nicolet National Forest (Historic Marker Erected 1
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Nora, Dane Co.
Norma, Chippewa Co.
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Norrie, Marathon Co.
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North Andover, Grant Co.
North Bay, Door Co.
North Bay, Racine Co.
North Bay, Village of, Racine Co.
North Bend, Jackson Co.
North Bend, Town of, Jackson Co.
North Bend, Town of, Washington Co.
North Bloomfield, Walworth Co.
North Branch, Jackson Co.
North Bristol, Dane Co.
North Cape, Racine Co.
North Clayton, Crawford Co.
North Crandon, Town of, Forest Co.
North Creek, Trempealeau Co.
North Eau Claire, Town of, Eau Claire Co.
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North Fond du Lac, Village of, Fond du Lac Co.
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North Grimms, Manitowoc Co.
North Hall (Historic Marker Erected 1974)
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North Hudson, Village of, St. Croix Co.
North La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
North Lake, Waukesha Co.
North Lancaster, Town of, Grant Co.
North Leeds, Columbia Co.
North Lowell, Dodge Co.
North Menomonie, Dunn Co.
North Pepin, Town of, Dunn Co.
North Prairie, Village of, Waukesha Co.
North Prairie, Waukesha Co.
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North Red Wing, Pierce Co.
North Shore, Jefferson Co.
North Star, Portage Co.
North Tomah, Monroe Co.
North York, Ashland Co.
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Northfield, Town of, Jackson Co.
Northfield, Town of, Monroe Co.
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