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Yorkville, Wisconsin, USA - Yorkville #4 School 17640 Old Yorkville Road, Town of Yorkville, Racine County Date of Construction: 1885  From the mid-1800s to the late 1950s, t

The Land Sales Act of 1784 divided new lands of the United States into townships that were six miles square, with 36 sections of 640 acres each. On July 3, 1836, Wisconsin became a territory with an appointed governor and a five-man legislative council and a population of about 12,000 inhabitants. The Town of Yorkville was organized by the Wisconsin State Legislature on February 7, 1842, and included what are now parts of the Towns of Raymond, Norway and Dover. In 1846, the Town of Yorkville was incorporated with 36 sections. The Town’s borders upon incorporation were what are now Two Mile Road, I-94, County Line Road and Raynor Avenue. By 1893, the settlement known as Union Grove filed for incorporation and became the Village of Union Grove.

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Yorkville #4 School
17640 Old Yorkville Road, Town of Yorkville, Racine County
Date of Constructio
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Yorkville #4 School
17640 Old Yorkville Road, Town of Yorkville, Racine County
Date of Construction: 1885

From the mid-1800s to the late 1950s, the one-room school house The first Yorkville #4 School was built on this site in 1845. In May 1885, the school burned to the ground. A new one-room school was quickly built on the same site. This time it was clad in cream colored brick. Italianate paired brackets support the eaves. Arched windows with raised brick window hoods and an ornate oversized bell cupola added architectural interest to this simple school house.

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1842 - The Town of Yorkville was organized by the Wisconsin State Legislature on February 7, 1842, and included what are now parts of the Towns of Raymond, Norway and Dover.

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In 1846, the Town of Yorkville was incorporated.

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1895 - Yorkville
Yorkville, a post-hamlet in Yorkville township, Racine co, Wis., about 12 miles W. of Racine. It has a church. The township is intersected by the Western Union Railroad. Pop. of the township, 1587.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Yorkville, a village in Yorkville township (town), Racine co., Wis., about 12 miles W. of Racine. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1047.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1916 - Yorkville Township
The Town of Yorkville is one of the southern tier. It is bounded on the north by the Town of Raymond; on the east by Mount Pleasant; on the south by Kenosha County, and on the west by Dover Township It embraces Congressional Township 4 North, of Range 21 East, and has an area of thirty six square miles. The South Fork of the Root River flows in a northerly direction through the central part, and this stream, with its tributaries, affords good natural drainage to the entire township. The surface is generally level, or slightly rolling, and the soil is above the average in fertility.

To Joseph Call belongs the distinction of having been the first settler in Yorkville. He located at what is now known as Ives' Grove in the summer of 1835, built a log house, and afterward conducted it as a tavern. The fall after he located there he sold 160 acres of his claim to Nelson A. Walker, whose family came the following March. When Mr. Walker bought his claim in the fall of 1835, there was not a ... Read MORE...

2023 - While Yorkville, Wisconsin might be a smaller town, there are still plenty of charming places to visit and things to do. Let's explore some options:
Yorkville Park:

Start your day with a leisurely stroll in Yorkville Park. It's a great spot for a morning walk, jog, or just to enjoy some quiet time in nature.

Fox River County Park:

If you're a nature enthusiast, head to Fox River County Park. It offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and a serene setting along the Fox River.

Elderberry Farms:

For a unique experience, visit Elderberry Farms. Depending on the season, you can pick your own elderberries, raspberries, or strawberries. It's a fun activity for families or anyone who enjoys fresh, locally grown produce.

Coffee Break at Local Cafés:

Yorkville may have some hidden gems when it comes to local cafes. Take a coffee break at one of the cozy spots and soak in the small-town atmosphere.

Antique Shopping:

Explore the local antique shops. You never know what treasures you might find, and it's a great way to support local businesses.

Community Events:

Check out any ongoing community events or festivals.... Read MORE...

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female ancestorPamelia E NOBLE (29 August 1847, Yorkville, Wisconsin, USA - 23 September 1905, Union Grove, Wisconsin, USA)

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male ancestorTheodore Dwight Weld MANCHESTER (18 October 1840 - 1916) and female ancestorPamelia E NOBLE (29 August 1847 - 23 September 1905) married 03 October 1866
male ancestorMiles MOE (1828 - 30 May 1896) and female ancestorAristeena MANCHESTER (9 February 1843 - 20 November 1923) married 08 April 1874

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