Town of Emmetsburg Historical Marker, rural Emmetsburg, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 43° 07.442 W 094° 42.106
15T E 361569 N 4775994
This historical marker tells about the original town of Emmetsburg.
Waymark Code: WMAX9Z
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 03/07/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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This historical marker is just off of Hwy. 18 west of the town of Emmetsburg. There is a sign designating the small wayside.

The granite marker reads: "Site of original town of Emmetsburg. Founded in 1858 by Irish Colony and named for Robert Emmet Irish Patriot. Town moved to present site in 1874. Erected in 1975 by Palo Alto County Historical Society."

All that is left of this original site is a grove of trees and this marker. A statue of Emmet and a blarney stone, a gift from Dublin, can be found in the present city of Emmetsburg on the town square.
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