On the lake
Photograph by Jacklyn Ewardt

We’re not part of the urban sprawl and shopping malls; we’re something the big cities and suburbs want. Markesan offers true community living for everyone. With state-of-the-art education facilities and Markesan Resident Home, Barrett House, and Samuel’s Grove for senior citizens, families here make homes that last a lifetime.

For those interested in our rich past, the Historical Society Museum shows the dedication this community has in its heritage. Visitors come here at their leisure to visit a city that was once the richest in the nation.

For the outdoorsman, the Markesan area provides sports and recreation of all kinds. Little Green Lake will satisfy your fishing and boating desires, while excellent hunting opportunities, numerous snowmobile trails, and a variety of events sponsored by our local service organizations help to keep weekends active.

Our hometown business district is complete with medical facilities, financial institutions, a public library, and unique shopping. We have clean streets, good schools, churches, and stores within walking distance.

“A Grand Community” is not just the city motto, it’s a way of life.

Provided by Markesan Chamber of Commerce .