Original County Survey

Remains of original government stake set by Deputy Surveyor Charles Phipps in August 1852.
Trempealeau County was originally surveyed between 1845 and 1856. Surveyors worked all year round, setting stakes and marking on trees to set off sections. Present day County Surveyors are working to re-monument these original government stakes. The notes from the surveys made in the 1800s can be accessed on line by going to //digicoll.library.wisc.edu/SurveyNotes/ This link will take you into the survey notes and plats. From there you can look at any are you want–just use the index as detailed at the site. ┬áThis photo shows an original Government Bearing Tree marked by Deputy Surveyor Charles Phipps August 1852.

 

Original government bearing tree marked by Deputy Surveyor Charles Phipps in August 1852.
Remains of original Government Survey Stake set by Deputy Surveyor Charles Phipps in August 1852.
mark from original government wood stake set by Deputy Surveyor James E. Freeman in January 1846
Mark from original Government wood steak set by Deputy Surveyor James E Freeman in January 1846,
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Notes on what the surveyors found west of Centerville near present day intersection of CR G and Hwy 35.
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Page two, surveyors’ notes from survey or present day Decorah Prairie

 

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Notes on original findings on present day Decorah Prairie page 1
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Galesville attorney Art Giere wrote the following column in February 1973 in the Galesville Republican

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