Historical marker: Plaque marking Jacob Montgomery cabin, first settlement in Kenosha County, Wisconsin

First cabin in Kenosha County: Jacob Montgomery

by | June 11, 1999 — 2:23 pm

A bronze plaque set in stone and caged for protection along a trail in Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

It reads:

HISTORICAL LANDMARK

Site of log cabin built in March 1835 by Jacob Montgomery, a trapper, and his two sons.

First Settlement in Town of Somers, then called Pike, and also First Settlement in Kenosha County.

1976

KENOSHA COUNTY BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION
KENOSHA COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
KENOSHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

In 2013, students from UW-Parkside conducted an archeological dig near here and recovered a variety of artifacts.

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