A year later he employed a group of Native American laborers to construct a dam and a canal. [100][101][102] Ozaukee County Transit Services' Shared Ride Taxi is the public transit option for traveling to sites not directly accessible from the interstate. With growth came the risk that municipalities such as Thiensville or Milwaukee would try to annex land from the Town of Mequon, as happened to the Milwaukee County's Town of Lake in 1954 and Town of Granville in 1956. This site was purchased from the Boy Scouts of America, Bay Lakes Council of Menasha, by the City in 1994 with funds from the land acquisition account for passive use. Last Updated: 2020-Q3 Total Population: 23,111. The Rinker library also has access to an additional 150,000 eBooks and 50,000 electronic periodicals. The district also has a superintendent. [54] Trinity (Freistadt) also operates a private school for students from kindergarten through eighth grade,[55] and the Missouri Synod operates Concordia University Wisconsin, one of eight campuses in its Concordia University System. The median age was 42 years. When it opened in 1994, it was the only hospital in Ozaukee County. [10] While many Native people moved west of the Mississippi River to Kansas, some chose to remain, and were known as "strolling Potawatomi" because they were migrant squatters. Thien hosted the first town meeting for the Town of Mequon in 1846,[9] and in 1857 he established the volunteer fire department and served as its first captain. [114], In 2017, Money (magazine) ranked Mequon as the 41st best place to live in the United States.[115]. The library is a member of the Monarch Library System, comprising thirty-one libraries in Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Dodge counties. The Jehovah's Witnesses also have a Kingdom Hall in Mequon. This site was donated to the City in 1967 subject only to the conditions that it be used for public park purposes and that children and pets be given unrestricted access. Thien was a freethinker, as were many of the early German settlers. Mequon Community Park is situated south of Thiensville, close to Mequan City Hall. The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. [95] Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, and Children's Wisconsin all operate clinics with urgent care facilities in Mequon. January is the coldest month in Mequon, with average high temperatures averaging only 27 °F (-3 °C), and lows averaging 11 °F (-12 °C). It was the first Lutheran church in Wisconsin. The trail was formerly an interurban passenger rail line that ran from Milwaukee to Sheboygan. Acquired in 2006 in lieu of Park and Open Space Fees. In 2009, Homestead was ranked by BusinessWeek magazine as the state's top high school. [94], Mequon and the surrounding communities are served by Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee. [92], Concordia University Wisconsin is a private, co-educational university in eastern Mequon that is part of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod's nine-member Concordia University System. See the Walk Score of 10787 North Whitetail Court, Mequon WI. Restaurantes cerca de Settlers Park Los restaurantes de esta zona son conocidos por la cocina Americana, Americana contemporánea, Italiana, Pescados y Mariscos y Asador. Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Bisque Soup, Key Lime Pie, Old Fashioned, Baked French Onion Soup … The Ozaukee Interurban Trail runs for 5.85 miles (9.41 km) south to north through the city. The current mayor is John Wirth, who was elected to his first three-year term on April 2, 2019. Some farmsteads from as early as the 1840s and 1850s still stand in the community and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the time of the 2010 census the population was 23,132. (22 acres) Parcel History. Settlers Park Settlers Park is a park in Wisconsin and has an elevation of 650 feet. Member - Brandon Conner. The Union Pacific Railroad runs parallel to Interstate 43 in the city. Mequon contains more than two dozen parks and hundreds of acres[clarification needed] of community parks and nature preserves operated by the city, and some operated by the county. After World War II, changing consumer tastes caused the farms to begin breeding mink in addition to silver fox. View map of nearby restaurants, parks, and schools. [30], As land development continues to reduce wild areas, wildlife is forced into closer proximity with human communities like Mequon. The riverfront park would have two parts: Settlers Parks on the north and a second park area at Mequon and Cedarburg roads. See the Walk Score of 11010 Balsam Tree Court, Mequon WI. See photos of 53092. Homestead High School serves all students grades nine through twelve. Despite being a city, much of Mequon remains rural, and nearly half of the land in the community in undeveloped. Settlers Park is situated in Mequon, close to Mequan City Hall. As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 23,132 people, 8,598 households, and 6,561 families residing in the city. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources considers the eastern part of the city along the lake to be in the Central Lake Michigan Coastal ecological landscape, while the western part of the city is in the Southern Lake Michigan Coastal ecological landscape. Police Chief Patrick Pryor has served with the department since 1999. "Mequon" may have come from the Ojibwe word "Emikwaan" or "Miguan", meaning ladle, referring to the shape of the river in the area. Additionally, Mequon is home to two private Lutheran post-secondary institutions: Concordia University Wisconsin and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Matthew Joynt, the current superintendent, has held the position since 2017. [90], The district also serves the Village of Thiensville. [104] Mequon currently does not have passenger train service. Amenities for this 1.4 acre park include: Historic Residence, Isham Day House; River Access; and a Walking Trail Map of Settlers Park Latitude, Longitude: 43.234340, -87.947869 When the first white settlers arrived in the 1830s, the Mequon area was inhabited by the Menominee, Potawatomi, and Sauk people. Retail stores opened to serve the increasingly suburban community, and manufacturers opened plants. [25], The Frank L. Weyenberg Library is a public library serving Mequon and Thiensville. By 1937, the farms were selling 30,000 pelts per year. One of the oldest surviving buildings from this period is the Isham Day House, constructed in 1839 on the west bank of the river. Between 1950 and 1960, the population increased by roughly 110%, from 4,065 to 8,543. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the city was -40 °F (-40 °C), on January 17, 1982, also known as Cold Sunday.[33]. [105] The Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department conducts classes and programs for children and adults. "[8], The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans, including the Menominee, Potawatomi, and Sauk people. In addition to having other Christian denominations, Mequon is the northernmost of Milwaukee's suburbs to have a sizable Jewish community. Scout Park: 12 acres (0.05 km 2) Nature preserve in eastern Mequon along the Milwaukee River. Location of Mequon in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The seminary owns a collection of rare antique books dating to the 16th through 18th centuries by theologians including Johann Wilhelm Baier, Abraham Calovius, Martin Chemnitz, Johann Gerhard and Martin Luther. Stewardship Group: Cooperative effort with Historical Society and Landmarks Commission [35] About 1.2% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over. Restaurantes cerca de Settlers Park Los restaurantes de esta zona son conocidos por la cocina Americana, Americana contemporánea, Italiana, Pescados y Mariscos y Cortes de carne. Much of the coast has mixed gravel and sand beaches. Four private homes are located between the sections of park. The village of Theinsville incorporated in 1910. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.2% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. Member - Mitch Schilling [43], Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary hosts a private library of primarily theological materials, containing over 50,000 print books and an archive of over 400 publications from a variety of Christian denominations. However, the Ozaukee Interurban Trail for pedestrian and bicycle use runs north-south through the city and connects Mequon to the neighboring community of Cedarburg in the north and Brown Deer in the south, where the trail connects to Milwaukee County's Oak Leaf Trail. Restaurants near Settlers Park Restaurants in this area are known for American, Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse cuisines. In 1845, what would become the Lutheran Synod of Buffalo was organized in Freistadt. In 1945, eighty German prisoners of war from Camp Fredonia in Little Kohler, Wisconsin were contracted to work at the Herbert A. Nieman Canning Company in the village to make up for the loss of labor due to local men fighting in World War II. Contains a historic building and walking trail. The old rail line was converted into the present recreational trail in the 1990s. [32] The city is also home to many rare and notable species, including the state-designated endangered pinedrops and heartleaf plantain; threatened forked aster, snow trillium, and yellow gentian; as well as American gromwell and twinleaf, which are state-designated special concern plant species. Entre las especialidades locales más solicitadas de la carta, se encuentran Lobster Bisque Soup, Key Lime Pie, Old Fashioned, Baked French Onion Soup y Bloody Mary. View map of nearby restaurants, parks, and schools. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Thiensville was one of the most concentrated communities in the Town of Mequon. See the Walk Score of 5432 W Burning Bush Ln, Mequon WI. Lutheranism has played a significant role in Mequon since the community's early years. The population density was 499.8 inhabitants per square mile (193.0/km2). Despite being an incorporated city, approximately half of Mequon's land is undeveloped and agriculture plays a significant role in the local economy. Several companies, including Fromm Bros., Nieman & Co.; Federal Silver Fox Farms, Inc.; Ozaukee Fur Farms Co.; Herbert A. Nieman & Co.; and Cedarburg Fox Farms, Inc. all began operating in Mequon and southern Cedarburg in the 1920s. [2], Before white settlers arrived in the area, Mequon was an upland forest dominated by American beech and sugar maple trees. Thiensville incorporated as a village in 1910. Mon. The city is also bordered by the Town of Cedarburg, City of Cedarburg, and Town of Grafton to the north; Lake Michigan to the east; the Village of Bayside, Village of River Hills, Village of Brown Deer, and City of Milwaukee to the south; and the Village of Germantown to the west. Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Bisque Soup, Key Lime Pie, Old Fashioned, Baked French Onion Soup and Bloody Mary. The Wisconsin Central Ltd. railroad, a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway, operates a freight rail line parallel to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Mequon (/ˈmɛkwɒn/) is the largest city in Ozaukee County, in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, and the third-largest city in Wisconsin by land area. See the Walk Score of 12116 North Wauwatosa Road, Mequon WI. Settlers Park: 1.2 acres (0.00 km 2) Historical park just south of Thiensville along the Milwaukee River. The 1839 Isham Day House is now a museum located in Settlers Park. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans; by the early 19th century, the Potawatomi occupied land west of the Milwaukee River, while the Menominee lived between the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan. See photos of 53092. Little Menomonee Creek and the Little Menomonee River, which are tributaries of the Menomonee River, flow through western Mequon. Eastern Mequon is part of the Wisconsin State Assembly's 23rd District and is represented by Jim Ott (R), while western Mequon is part of the 24th District and is represented by Dan Knodl (R). [106], In 2005, Money (magazine) ranked Mequon 19th among its 100 Best Small Cities in the United States, ranked jointly with Thiensville, a village surrounded by Mequon. Alberta Darling (R) represents Mequon in the Wisconsin State Senate. Clay bluffs are a geological formation characteristic of the Lake Michigan shoreline, and are found in few other areas of the world. Large mammals, including white-tailed deer, coyotes, and red foxes can be seen in the city. Some of the first German settlers were Old Lutherans who founded the Freistadt community – now a neighborhood in western Mequon – in 1839 and went on to form the first Lutheran congregation in Wisconsin. Restaurants near Settlers Park. The evangelical Protestant churches in Mequon include Alliance Bible Church,[60] Christ Church,[61] the evangelical Presbyterian Grace 242,[62] and Vessels of Honor. Settler’s Square Office … While most of Mequon was quite rural, Theinsville functioned as a downtown area with stores, mills, and professional services. However, the Freistadt church became a part of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in 1848. Settlers Park is covered by the Thiensville, WI US Topo Map quadrant Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population. [7] Alternatively, the name may come from a Menominee word Mēkon, meaning "feather. The parish operates a school for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.1% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The university has a student body of more than 7,000 with over 70 undergraduate majors and minors and 17 graduate programs, including degree programs in CUW's School of Pharmacy, one of only three such schools in the State of Wisconsin. [9] The Potawatomi surrendered the area of Mequon west of the Milwaukee River in 1833 through the Treaty of Chicago, which required them to leave the area by 1838. [96][97][98], The city provides sewage disposal and water supply services for residents.[99]. Nov. 23, 2020. Fur sales declined later in the 20th century, and the Mequon farms sold their last pelts in 1985. In 1928, 6600 of the 8841 pelts sold by the New York Auction Co. came from the Fromm and Nieman operations in Wisconsin for a record-breaking sum of $1,021,000. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was $90,733, and the median income for a family was $101,793 (These figures had risen to $97,797 and $113,265, respectively, as of a 2007 estimate[37]). [89] The school's mascot is a Highlander. [73], Mequon has had a mayor–council government since its incorporation in 1957. Restaurants near Settlers Park Restaurants in this area are known for American, Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse cuisines. Member - Brad Wojtek. Grace Lutheran Church in Thiensville is affiliated with the mainline Protestant ELCA. (12 acres) Parcel History. The Isham Day House is located in Mequon, Wisconsin.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. [30][31], The city is located in the Southeastern Wisconsin glacial till plains that were created by the Wisconsin glaciation during the most recent ice age. 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