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History of Neillsville, Wisconsin, USA

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Neillsville, Wisconsin, USA

Neillsville, Clark, WI

Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin, was first settled by three brothers, James, Henry and Alexander O’Neill, in 1844. These three men were born and raised in the town of Lisbon, St. Lawrence County, New York, about nine miles below Ogdensburg, on the river St. Lawrence...

In 1844, Henry O’Neill and E. L. Brockway started up the river prospecting, and selected, for a mill site, the spot on O’Neill Creek where Neillsville is now situated, being the northwest quarter of section fourteen, town twenty-four, range two, west of the fourth principal meridian...

The county of Clark was organized in 1853. Neillsville was laid out, and plotted in 1855, by a surveyor named Allen Boardman, James O’Neill being the proprietor.

In 1858, James O’Neill bought out the interest of his brothers in the business at Neillsville...

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  • 1895 - Neillsville
    Neillsville, neelz'vil, a post-village, capital of Clark co., Wis., in Pine Valley township, on Black River, about 50 miles E.S.E. of Eau Claire, and ...Read MORE...


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    The Business Street, Neillsville, Wis.
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    Hewitt Street, looking south, Neillsville, Wis.
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  • 1906
    Neillsville, a banking city, capital of Clark co., Wis., on the Black River and on the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha R., 66 miles NNE. of...Read MORE...


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    Fourth Street Looking East, Neillsville, Wis.
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The Business Street, Neillsville, Wis.
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Hewitt Street, looking south, Neillsville, Wis.
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Fourth Street Looking East, Neillsville, Wis.
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  • 1895 - Neillsville
    Neillsville, neelz'vil, a post-village, capital of Clark co., Wis., in Pine Valley township, on Black River, about 50 miles E.S.E. of Eau Claire, and ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Neillsville, a banking city, capital of Clark co., Wis., on the Black River and on the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha R., 66 miles NNE. of... Read MORE...

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