Historical Markers - Rock Co., WI

Home of Governor Harvey

Wisconsin Official Marker

Located on the southwest corner of the intersection of County S and County J, Shopiere, Turtle Township

 
Courtesy of Kurt Wheeler, Rock County Planning & Development Agency
 
    Home of Governor Harvey
    Louis Powell Harvey lived here 1851-1859. He was a leader in business,
    education, journalism, and politics. Soon after his inauguration, Gov. Harvey led a relief expedition to Wisconsin troops who had just fought their first major battle and suffered big losses in the Battle of Shiloh. While boarding a steamboat, he fell int o the Tennessee River and drowned. His wife, Cordelia Perrine Harvey, founded Harvey Hospital for wounded soldiers in Madison, and was known as the "Wisconsin Angel."
     
    Erected in 1953 by the Rock County Historical Society
 

 

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