Upcoming Events

Puckaway Rod & Gun Club Ice Fishing Derby
February 7 - Saturday
05:00 AM - 03:00 PM
46th Annual Sno Ball
February 7 - Saturday
08:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Fairwater Lions' Valentines Brunch
February 15 - Sunday
09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
27th Annual Markesan FFA Alumni Toy & Craft Show
March 1 - Sunday
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
The Markesan Chamber of Commerce welcomes you and your family to our grand city. Markesan, the largest city within the school district, offers true community living. Students and parents have the opportunity to join together in school curriculum and activities resulting in a strong bond. Our hometown business district is complete with medical facilities, financial institutions, public library and unique shopping. The Historical Society Museum shows the price this community has in its heritage and allows the visitor to leisurely visit the past of a city that once was the richest in the nation.

We're situated in an area of prime agricultural land which helps to support the canning industry. The pride of the family farm remains solid in our community. Other manufacturing companies found here specialize in products from plastics to metals and offer year-round employment. In 2000, our school district completed an extensive addition to our existing high school. The state-of-the art facility offers a comfortable place for our youth to receive the finest education. Markesan Resident Home, Barrett House and Samuel's Grove can accommodate the needs of our senior citizens.

The Markesan area provides sport and recreation of all kinds. Little Green Lake, known for its trophy-size Muskies, will satisfy your fishing and boating desires. Excellent hunting opportunities, numerous snowmobile trails and a variety of events sponsored by our local service organizations help to keep weekends very active.

As you browse through the pages of our web-site, you will become aware of what is near and dear to the hearts of our residents. True, we aren't part of the urban sprawl or shopping malls. What we ARE is something the big cities and suburbs want.

We have clean streets, good schools, churches and stores within walking distance. We have parks just up the block and neighbors who know each other. We have lower taxes, lower crime rates, and lower cost of living. The list goes on. Yes ...we DO have what you want and "we like it here!"

Markesan, a great place to visit and even a better place to live.
Clyde Olson
Chamber President


Welcome to the official City of Markesan’s Home Page. Please browse through the informational pages for a guided tour of our community, blending Markesan’s rich history with our modern identity.

Markesan is special and unique because of the high standards we hold. This is shown in our low crime rate, beautiful parks and superior quality school and library systems. But most of all it’s the strength of our community spirit and volunteerism. "A Grand Community" is not just the city motto, it is a way of life. It’s this high standard we uphold as citizens, that places the City of Markesan among the best communities in the nation to work, live and raise a family.

Our historic community celebrates over 150 years of community and purpose. Boasting a wide variety of homes and a diversified business community ranging from seasonal and specialized industries to a charming downtown with owner-operated retail stores and professional services that assist our community and the surrounding areas.

Markesan evolved from a rich agricultural past and has been cultivated with a strong vision for the future. I urge you to learn more about our Grand Community by contacting us by e-mail or calling us at 920-398-3031.

Rich Slate