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Plymouth, Wisconsin, USA - Below the Dam, Plymouth, Wis.

Plymouth was surveyed in 1835 by United States engineers, one of whom was named Mullet, and the Mullet river was subsequently named after him. The first land sold to a private party was sold to an Englishman named John Law who had emigrated from London. It was sold to Law on August 13, 1836. The next sale was to another Englishman, also from London, named Thomas Margrave. Settlers continued trickling in and the town was organized on April 3, 1849. In the 1840s a group of immigrants arrived from Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Their ancestors had moved to that area from New England shortly after the American Revolution. The Thorpe family arrived from Hartford, Connecticut. They were of old New England ancestry. These immigrants being the original pool of settlers in Plymouth gave the region cultural continuity with New England. The town was named Plymouth, after Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Pilgrims had landed in 1620.

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1854 - Plymouth
Plymouth, a post-township of Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin.

Plymouth, a post-village in the above town ship, on the plank-road from Fond du Lac to Lake Michigan, 16 miles W. from Sheboygan. It has several mills.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Plymouth
Plymouth, a post-village in Plymouth township, Sheboygan co., Wis., on the Mullet River, and on the Wiscon sin Central Railroad where it crosses the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Railroad, 29 miles E. by S. of Fond du Lac, and 55 miles N. of Milwaukee. It contains a newspaper office, a bank, several hotels, 5 churches, a flour-mill, &c. Pop. in 1890, 860; of the township, 1356.
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
Plymouth, a banking city of Sheboygan co., Wis., on the Mullet River and on the Chicago and Northwestern and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rs., 29 miles E. by S. of Fond du Lac. It has furniture-works, cheese-factories, brewery, etc. Pop. in 1900, 2257.
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
1930 - Kick By A Dead Horse Puts Man In The Hospital
Plymouth. - Paradoxical as it may seem, Walter Brickner was confined to the hospital here today as the result of being kicked by a dead horse.
Brickner, an employe of the Edward W. Bohnsack company at their rendering plant outside the city limits, was watching two workmen remove the carcas of a horse. One of the hind legs swing around suddenly, hitting him in the head and rendering him unconscious. Although he is suffering slight injuries to the head, his condition is not serious.
The Sheboygan Press
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 19, 1930
1930 - Fatally Hurt In Attempt To Aid Motorist
Arthur L. Knauer, Farmer In Sheboygan County, Is Death Victim As Result Of Injuries
Struck by an automobile after sliding off a load of hay to give assistance to a motorist whose car had gone in the ditch Saturday afternoon, Arthur L. Knauer, aged 39, of Route 5, Plymouth Hospital at 11:15 p.m., Saturday.

Mr. Knauer and his son, Howard, were on their way to Plymouth on the Krumrey road. Ed. Walters, who had been visiting the Traxler farm, which Mr. Knauer operates, was driving behind the load of hay, and drew up beside the road to ask Mr. Knauer whether he wanted to ride to Plymouth in his car. Mr. Knauer declined the invitation, informing Mr. Walters that he had a young team and thought he had better drive them himself.

The load of hay and the Walters automobile were going south on the Krumrey road just south of the Traxler farm a mile and a half north of Highway 23. Hubert Meyer of Plymouth was driving north on the Krumrey road, and when Mr. Walters saw him he turned his car... Read MORE...

2023 - Whether you're a local looking for something new or a visitor exploring the area, here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Plymouth:
Road America:

If you're a fan of motorsports, Road America is a must-visit. Catch a race or simply tour the facility. The ambiance and the roaring engines make for an exciting day out.

Antoinette's Casual Dining:

For a delicious meal, head to Antoinette's Casual Dining. It's a local favorite, offering a cozy atmosphere and a diverse menu that caters to different tastes.

Plymouth Arts Center:

If you appreciate art, the Plymouth Arts Center showcases a variety of local and regional talent. It's a great place to immerse yourself in the local arts scene.

Old Plank Road Trail:

Enjoy the outdoors by taking a stroll or bike ride along the Old Plank Road Trail. The scenic trail is perfect for some leisurely exercise or a quiet afternoon.

Quit Qui Oc Golf Club:

Golf enthusiasts can tee off at Quit Qui Oc Golf Club. The well-maintained course offers a challenging yet enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels.

Sheboygan County Historical Museum:

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