Markesan: A Grand Community

On the lake
Photograph by Chris Scott

Markesan is a small town in the southern central part of Green Lake County. There are state-of-the-art education facilities for young people and comfortable living centers for seniors in the community. Families in Markesan make homes that last a lifetime.

Over 150 years of the Markesan area’s history is at the Grand River Valley Museum & Train Depot, presented by the Markesan Historical Society. The museum shows the dedication the community has in its area’s rich past, present, and future farming heritage. The city was once the richest in the nation. Markesan’s signature event is June Dairy Days, which is the second weekend in June. The event proudly celebrates the city’s farming traditions.

For outdoors enthusiasts, the Markesan area provides sports and recreation of all kinds. Little Green Lake will satisfy fishing needs with an abundance of muskie and walleye and boating fun across 462 acres of water.

There are excellent hunting, trapping, and fishing opportunities in the Grand River Marsh State Wildlife Area and Lake Puckaway area. Campgrounds are close by, and numerous snowmobile trails crisscross the area as well. A variety of events sponsored by local service organizations help to keep weekends active.

Hometown small-town businesses are complete with medical facilities, financial institutions, a public library, hardware store, grocery store, and unique boutique shopping. The streets are clean, and you’ll find good schools, churches, shops, and community parks within walking distance.

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

Provided by Markesan Chamber of Commerce .

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