Sub-Continental Divide

Photographed December 28, 2014
Erected 1959 by Waukesha County Historical Society
Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
43° 10.499′ N, 88° 8.185′ W

The eastern portion of Waukesha County has a major sub-continental divide as shown by the line in the map. Water falling west of this crest of land goes into the Fox River watershed and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River. Water falling on the east side goes into the Menomonee River watershed and enters the St. Lawrence Seaway by flowing through the Great Lakes.
The marker is located on westbound Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 74, about a quarter-mile west of its intersection with Town Hall Drive, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051.

NOTE: This is no parking at the marker location. There is parking on Westchester Drive, directly across the highway from the marker location, or on Town Hall Drive.

Wikipedia: Sub-continental Divide

PDF Map of Location of Subcontinental Divide in Southeastern Wisconsin

This marker is No. 15-01 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society.

View from Westchester Drive,
directly across the highway from the marker location.

There is no parking on westbound Main Street . . .

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