Birthplace of Edgar Charles Thorp

© Photographed May 29, 2015
Fish Creek, Door County, Wisconsin
45.127645,-87.24818
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Birthplace of
EDGAR CHARLES THORP
October 18, 1860
This cabin raise in
1849 A.D.

Thorp cabin and marker are located at Founder's Square, at the intersection of southbound Egg Harbor Road / Wisconsin Highway 42, and eastbound Main Street, Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212.

NOTE: Founder's Square is a collection of shops and restaurants that is wildly popular with tourists to Door County. Parking can be very difficult, especially on a summer weekend. The cabin and marker are located at the center of Founder's Square, behind / amongst all the other buildings. Detailed instructions and photos follow on how to locate the cabin and marker once you've arrived at Founder's Square.

From History of Door County, Wisconsin / The County Beautiful (1917)
By: Hjalmar R. Holand, M.A. (my great uncle, who emigrated from Norway in his teens!)


Founders Square Shopping Center

See also, The Thorp Cabin, also at this location.

The small plaque is to the left of the entrance.



This section of the Door County Coastal Byway: Town of Gibralter sign
briefly tells the story of Asa Thorp (Edgar's father):

It Began with Asa Thorp
Asa Thorp, one of the first settlers in Door County, was drawn to Fish Creek in 1855 to create a town. He and his hired men built a pier and cut cordwood to fuel steamships on Green Bay. Soon, ships loaded with settlers and tourists began to arrive. The Thorp Hotel, the second oldest tourist hotel in Wisconsin, started from Asa renting rooms in his family home.
The marker is located in Fish Creek (Town of Gibraltar), Wisconsin.

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