Village of Lannon


The Village of Lannon is a small community in northeastern WAUKESHA COUNTY incorporated in 1930.[1] As of the 2010 census the village had a population of 1,107.[2]

Lannon is located on the Niagara Escarpment, a geographic feature that stretches across the Great Lakes region and contains a significant amount of limestone.[3] The first limestone quarry in WAUKESHA COUNTY was opened in the Lannon area in 1838.[4] The village’s QUARRIES attracted ITALIAN, POLISH, and GERMAN immigrants, many of whom were skilled stone cutters.[5] In the nineteenth century and early twentieth century Lannon’s limestone was used to construct homes and it was also burned in kilns to make quicklime, a main component of whitewash. Since World War II limestone from Lannon has been utilized for the construction of churches and landscaping throughout the Midwest.[6]

Footnotes [+]

  1. ^ Michael R. Reilly, “Lannon History—After Incorporation 1930-1959,” Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc., Accessed April 10 2012.
  2. ^ American Fact Finder, “Lannon Village Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010,” Accessed April 10 2012, http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DP_DPDP1&prodType=table
  3. ^ Ruth Schmidt, “Lannon and Its Quarries,” Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Accessed April 10 2012.
  4. ^ Ibid.
  5. ^ Ibid.
  6. ^ Halquist Stone, “Our History,” Accessed April 10 2012.

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