Marker 13: Home of Governor Harvey

Erected 1953 by the Rock County Historical Society
Shopiere, Rock County, Wisconsin
42° 34.319′ N, 88° 56.414′ W
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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 into 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."
The marker is located at the former residence of Governor Harvey (now a private residence), 5178 County Highway S, at its intersection with County Highway J, on the southwest corner, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511.

See also, Shopiere Veterans Memorial, also at this location.


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The clock is the Shopiere Veterans Memorial,
also at this location.

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