Many birds, including chimney swifts, great blue herons, and wild turkeys are found in the city. See the Walk Score of 11010 Balsam Tree Court, Mequon WI. See photos of 53092. Scout Park: 12 acres (0.05 km 2) Nature preserve in eastern Mequon along the Milwaukee River. The population density was 472.5 people per square mile (182.5/km2). The median age was 42 years. The influence of the freethinker societies kept formal churches out of the village until 1919, when St. Cecilia Catholic Church was built.[17]. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population. Thien was a freethinker, as were many of the early German settlers. Cemetery page showing maps, records, and images of headstones in the Old Settlers Rest Cemetery, Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States | BillionGraves Cemetery and Images. There are two active fire stations in the community: one serving the east side and the other serving the west side. Member - Brandon Conner. Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Bisque Soup, Key Lime Pie, Old Fashioned, Baked French Onion Soup and Bloody Mary. [25], The Frank L. Weyenberg Library is a public library serving Mequon and Thiensville. Algunos de los elementos más populares del menú incluyen Sopa de langosta, Pastel de limón, Antiguo, Sopa de cebolla francesa asada y Bloody Mary. 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. View map of nearby restaurants, parks, and schools. The community incorporated as a city in 1957 to avoid annexation by the City of Milwaukee. Mequon Community Park is situated south of Thiensville, close to Mequan City Hall. Mequon is also a business-friendly community with over 300 businesses and two industrial parks with small and mid-sized firms as well as large firms like Rockwell Automation. The Mequon campus can serve as a stepping stone to a bachelor's degree, with some students completing two years of basic education before transferring to a four-year college or university. Mequon is located at 43°13′27″N 87°57′36″W / 43.22417°N 87.96000°W / 43.22417; -87.96000 (43.224243, −87.960094), about 15 miles (24 km) north of Milwaukee and is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Mequon's economy was primarily agricultural. ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties, 'Challenger Abendroth beats Mayor Gietlow in Mequon,', 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1933,' Biographical Sketch of Louis G. Kieker, pg. [75], Mequon's fire department was founded in 1933. Park and Open Space Sites Owned by Ozaukee County Park and open space sites owned by Ozaukee County in 2010 are shown on Map 15 and listed on Table 10. [50][51][52] Christ Alone Evangelical Lutheran Church also operates a school serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade,[50] and the WELS-affiliated Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is a men's post-secondary educational institution that trains pastors for the synod.[53]. The city continued to grow with the construction of Interstate 43 in the mid-1960s, making travel to Milwaukee easier. Restaurants in this area are known for American, Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse cuisines. A year later he employed a group of Native American laborers to construct a dam and a canal. [66] There are two synagogues in Mequon: the Orthodox Congregation Anshai Lebowitz[67] and the Peltz Center for Jewish Life, which is affiliated with the Chabad movement. The parish operates a school for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The Jehovah's Witnesses also have a Kingdom Hall in Mequon. The first permanent white settlers arrived in the mid-1830s from New York, England, and Ireland. Parkland Classification: Special Use [90], The district also serves the Village of Thiensville. [44], Lutheranism has played an important role in Mequon since the community's earliest years. [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. Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Bisque Soup, Key Lime Pie, Old Fashioned, Baked French Onion Soup … [96][97][98], The city provides sewage disposal and water supply services for residents.[99]. Little Menomonee Creek and the Little Menomonee River, which are tributaries of the Menomonee River, flow through western Mequon. Despite being an incorporated city, approximately half of Mequon's land is undeveloped and agriculture plays a significant role in the local economy. List of the oldest buildings in Wisconsin; References The library is a member of the Monarch Library System, comprising thirty-one libraries in Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Dodge counties. Location of Mequon in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. [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. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males. Get the BillionGraves app now and help collect images for this cemetery! In the 1840s, German immigrants settled in the community, building farms and hydropowered mills along the Milwaukee River. Last Updated: 2020-Q3 Total Population: 23,111. 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. [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. Tue. The Wisconsin Central Ltd. railroad, a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway, operates a freight rail line parallel to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Large mammals, including white-tailed deer, coyotes, and red foxes can be seen in the city. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the city was -40 °F (-40 °C), on January 17, 1982, also known as Cold Sunday.[33]. The city is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, and the coastline is characterized by clay bluffs ranging from 80 feet (24 meters) to 140 feet (43 meters) in height with deep ravines where streams flow into the lake. Similarly, the district has two middle schools, each serving students grades six through eight in different areas of the city: Lake Shore Middle School and Steffen Middle School. It was the first Lutheran church in Wisconsin. With a 1957 population of about 7,500, Mequon incorporated as a city under the terms of Wisconsin statute 66.0215, also known as "The Oak Creek Law," which had been crafted to prevent suburban towns from being annexed by other municipalities.[24][25]. Located on Lake Michigan's western shore with significant commercial developments along Interstate 43, the community is a suburb in the Milwaukee metropolit [35] During the same period, the median household value for Mequon was estimated at $357,200.[36]. The Union Pacific Railroad runs parallel to Interstate 43 in the city. The bus stops at five locations along Port Washington Road in Mequon, Monday through Friday with limited hours corresponding to peak commute times. [35] The per capita income for the city estimated at $64,530. 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]). 11333 N. Cedarburg Road Mequon, WI 53092 Phone: 262-236-2913 Fax: 262-242-9655 www.ci.mequon.wi.us PARK AND OPEN SPACE BOARD Wednesday, June 20, 2018 There were 8,162 housing units at an average density of 176.7 per square mile (68.2/km2). [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. 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. Request a quote Order Now! [15], As of 2020, four churches — Christ Alone Evangelical; Christ Alone Evangelical, North Campus; St. John's Evangelical; and Trinity (West Mequon) – are affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Each elementary school serves a different neighborhoods of the city. The racial makeup of the city was 94.16% White, 2.25% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 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. U.S. Census Bureau estimated the median income for a household in the city in 2009–2011 to be $106,647, and the median income for a family to be $124,422. Additionally, two pentecostal congregations — Christian Life Church[63] and the Assemblies of God-affiliated Restoration Church[64] — are located in the city. Mequon has limited public transit compared with larger cities. Contains a historic building and walking trail. [71][72], Unitarian Church North, a Unitarian Universalist congregation is located in northern Mequon, along Interstate 43. [95] Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, and Children's Wisconsin all operate clinics with urgent care facilities in Mequon. Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Bisque Soup, Key Lime Pie, Old Fashioned, Baked French Onion Soup and Bloody Mary. Matthew Joynt, the current superintendent, has held the position since 2017. In 2010, Ozaukee County owned nine such sites, encompassing a total of 860 acres, or less than 1 percent of the total area of the County. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Mequon remained rural in the early 20th century but experienced significant population growth during the suburbanization that followed World War II. Reservieren Sie jetzt auf OpenTable bei 18 Restaurants in der Nähe von Settlers Park. Settlers Ridge HOA Board of Directors. Mon. 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. 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. Police Chief Patrick Pryor has served with the department since 1999. Member - Mitch Schilling [55], Milwaukee Area Technical College has a satellite campus in Mequon, offering over 20 two-year associate degrees, as well as a variety of technical diplomas and certificates. The Village of Thiensville is an enclave in central Mequon. [105] The Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department conducts classes and programs for children and adults. See the Walk Score of 10948 North Essex Drive, Mequon WI. In the 21st century, there are more Lutheran churches in Mequon than churches of any other single denomination. Ozaukee County and the Milwaukee County Transit System run the Route 143 commuter bus, also known as the "Ozaukee County Express," to Milwaukee via Interstate 43. [11], White trappers, explorers, and traders used the Milwaukee River through the middle of what is now Mequon as a means of transportation. Settlers Park is situated in Mequon, close to Mequan City Hall. The highest temperature ever recorded in Mequon was 105 °F (41 °C) on July 24, 1935, and again on July 17, 1995. Thiensville grew in part because of its location on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, which was constructed in the early 1870s. 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). See the Walk Score of 10787 North Whitetail Court, Mequon WI. The council meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Mequon City Hall at 7:30 p.m. A full-time staff of unelected administrators manage the city's day-to-day operations. November 2020. The median age in the city was 45.9 years. Member - Monty Montgomery. Settler’s Square Office … Eventually the Potawatomi who evaded forced removal gathered in northern Wisconsin, where they formed the Forest County Potawatomi Community. 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. [26] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.77 square miles (126.31 km2), of which, 46.28 square miles (119.86 km2) is land and 2.49 square miles (6.45 km2) is water. The train was in operation from 1907 to 1948, when it fell into disuse following World War II. [73], Mequon has had a mayor–council government since its incorporation in 1957. 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. [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. [56] Other mainline Protestant congregations include the Presbyterian Church (USA)-affiliated Crossroads Presbyterian,[57] Mequon United Methodist Church,[58] and St. Boniface Episcopal Church.[59]. Member - Thomas Charnota. 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. Images:. [18] German prisoners from Camp Rockfield in Rockfield, Wisconsin, (located in present-day Germantown) also worked at the Fromm Bros., Nieman & Co. Fox Ranch in northern Mequon. Would you like to download Mequon gis parcel map? The warmest month of the year tends to be July, when the high temperature averages 81 °F (27 °C), with low temperatures of approximately 59 °F (15 °C). [104] Mequon currently does not have passenger train service. In 1929, the Nieman and Fromm operations broke their own record with auction sales of $1,331,679, making them a leader in the national fur industry. [14], In 1840, they built a log cabin church, which they named Trinity Lutheran Church. 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. [19], In the 20th century, Mequon and the village of Theinsville developed a close relationship,[20] with a shared school district,[21] chamber of commerce,[22] and library. They were Old Lutherans who had resisted the Prussian government's attempts to take control over the Protestant churches through the Prussian Union of Churches. Parcel maps and parcel GIS data layers are essential to your project, so get the data you need. View map of nearby restaurants, parks, and schools. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. January is the coldest month in Mequon, with average high temperatures averaging only 27 °F (-3 °C), and lows averaging 11 °F (-12 °C). 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. View map of nearby restaurants, parks, and schools. European trappers, explorers and traders used the Milwaukee River through the middle of what is now Mequon as a means of transportation. View map of nearby restaurants, parks, and schools. Settlers Park Settlers Park is a park in Wisconsin and has an elevation of 650 feet. Mequon Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. [30], As land development continues to reduce wild areas, wildlife is forced into closer proximity with human communities like Mequon. 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. Interstate 43 runs north-south through the City of Mequon with exits 85 and 89 providing access to the municipality. Located on Lake Michigan's western shore with significant commercial developments along Interstate 43, the community is a suburb in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. [30], The region struggles with many invasive species, including the emerald ash borer, common carp, reed canary grass, the common reed, purple loosestrife, garlic mustard, Eurasian buckthorns, and honeysuckles. See also. There is also a large tamarack swamp along the Little Menomonee River. Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Bisque Soup, Key Lime Pie, Old Fashioned, Baked French Onion Soup and Bloody Mary. While most of Mequon was quite rural, Theinsville functioned as a downtown area with stores, mills, and professional services. In 1845, what would become the Lutheran Synod of Buffalo was organized in Freistadt. An all-men's post-secondary theological school with a student body of approximately 125, the seminary trains pastors for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. [68] Additionally, Mequon is home to the Ovation Sarah Chudnow Jewish retirement community;[69] the Blane Goodman Funeral Service, LLC, which claims to be the Milwaukee area's "only Jewish funeral directors;"[70] and a Roundy's Metro Market with extensive kosher options, including Pas Yisroel bakery, Chalav Yisrael dairy, and a kosher fish and meat counter. After World War II, changing consumer tastes caused the farms to begin breeding mink in addition to silver fox. [114], In 2017, Money (magazine) ranked Mequon as the 41st best place to live in the United States.[115]. Stewardship Plan In Place, Click any thumbnail image to view a slideshow, 11333 N. Cedarburg Road Mequon, WI 53092 | (262) 242-3100 – City Hall(262) 242-3500 – Police(262) 236-2913 – Public Works | Hours, Ozaukee County Economic Development Corporation, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. [87], Mequon's public schools are operated by the Mequon-Thiensville School District, except for six square miles (16 km2) in the far northwestern part of Mequon that are served by the Cedarburg School District. Restaurants near Settlers Park Restaurants in this area are known for American, Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse cuisines. Below you … Mequon — City leaders will consider the view of the Milwaukee River from Cedarburg Road in the area of Settlers Park before making a final decision on proposed park plans. By 1937, the farms were selling 30,000 pelts per year. 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. [31], Mequon experiences four distinct seasons, with variation in precipitation and temperature being very wide. 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. The Isham Day House is located in Mequon, Wisconsin.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The district also has a superintendent. The population density was 499.8 inhabitants per square mile (193.0/km2). Much of the community remained rural, while Thiensville developed as a market town along the local railway, providing services to the farmers. Acquired in 2006 in lieu of Park and Open Space Fees. One of the first settlers was John Weston, who settled near present-day Thiensville in 1837 and served as the first postmaster of the Town of Mequon. Fur sales declined later in the 20th century, and the Mequon farms sold their last pelts in 1985. The village of Theinsville incorporated in 1910. [27] As of 2005, Mequon was the third-largest city in terms of land area in the state of Wisconsin. There were 7,861 households, out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.8% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. (35 acres) Parcel History. [93], Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is also located in Mequon. [2], Before white settlers arrived in the area, Mequon was an upland forest dominated by American beech and sugar maple trees. See the Walk Score of 12116 North Wauwatosa Road, Mequon WI. Katherine Kearney Carpenter Park- Outlined as Mequon’s only “dog park” The old rail line was converted into the present recreational trail in the 1990s. Nov. 23, 2020. 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. Settlers Park: 1.2 acres (0.00 km 2) Historical park just south of Thiensville along the Milwaukee River. [42], The Rincker Memorial Library at Concordia University Wisconsin is a private research library with a collection of over 100,000 physical books and 400 scholarly journals. The Ozaukee Interurban Trail runs for 5.85 miles (9.41 km) south to north through the city. [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. View map of nearby restaurants, parks, and schools. Lutheranism has played a significant role in Mequon since the community's early years. [30], The Milwaukee River and its tributary Pigeon Creek flow through the eastern part of the city. Settlers Park is covered by the Thiensville, WI US Topo Map quadrant The oldest item in the collection is a 1487 edition of a commentary by Nicholas of Lyra. The university's Arnold H. and Vern L. Moeller Rare Books Room contains a collection of over 300 items dating from the 15th through 19th centuries, primarily related to the historical development of Lutheranism, including texts by Augustine of Hippo, Francis Bacon, Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon. Records:. The city has some limestone deposits, including the Devonian Thiensville formation in north-central Mequon and the Silurian Little Menomonee River Reef District, which contains dolomite marine fossils. The first Germans arrived in 1839, and in the 1840s Germans became the largest ethnic group in Mequon and Ozaukee County. The soil is clayey glacial till with a thin layer of loess on the surface. Fire Chief David Bialk has served with the department since 2006 and oversees a staff of approximately sixty firefighters, EMTs and paramedics. "[6] The two municipalities have a close relationship, with a shared chamber of commerce, library, and school district. See photos of 53092. The trail was formerly an interurban passenger rail line that ran from Milwaukee to Sheboygan. In 1945, eighty German prisoners of war from Camp Fredonia in Little Kohler, Wisconsin were contracted to work at the Herbert A. 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