Grand Chute (ghost town), Wisconsin facts for kids

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Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Ghost Town
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Elevation 791 ft (241 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 54911 & 54914
Area code(s) (920)

Grand Chute is a ghost town in the town of Grand Chute in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. The area once occupied by Grand Chute is now part of the city of Appleton. The surviving buildings from this ghost town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Grand Chute was located at Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
(44.254642, -88.415408). Its elevation is 791 feet (241m).

History

Morgan L. Martin, Theodore Conkey, and Abram B. Bowen founded the village of Martin in 1849. In 1850 they renamed it Grand Chute after the town of Grand Chute. Grand Chute was one of three villages that developed around Lawrence Institute (now Lawrence University). The villages of Lawesburg, Appleton, and Grand Chute were all nestled along the Fox River, with Appleton in the center, Grand Chute to the west of Appleton, and Lawesburg to the east. The villages of Grand Chute and Lawesburg no longer exist and the area they once occupied has been incorporated into the city of Appleton.


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