An Historic Settlement in Door County

Tornado Memorial Park is the location of the former town of Williamsonville destroyed during the Peshtigo Fire of 1871. Archaeological investigations at the site began during the 1994 field season and continued through 1995. These investigations resulted in identification of the former location of the mill and several structures, including houses and outbuildings. Artifacts recovered include both burned and unburned pieces of whiteware, stoneware, iron nails, mortar, and pipe fragments, as well as melted glass.