Introduction to St. Francis, Wisconsin
St. Francis, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 5 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of the year 2000 census, 8,662 people lived in St. Francis.
St. Francis History
St. Francis was originally inhabited by Native Americans who knew of the area "Nojoshing," meaning "land which goes into water." The St. Francis of Assisi convent was established by nuns in 1833, while the St. Francis Seminary was founded by Bishop Henni in 1856. After local development continued, St. Francis was formed and officially incorporated in 1951.
St. Francis and nearby Attractions
- Betty Brinn Children's Museum
- Big Foot Beach State Park
- Discovery World Museum of Science
- Kettle Moraine State Forest
- Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
- Richard Bong State Recreation Area
Things To Do In St. Francis
The Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum and the Discovery World Museum of Science are all accessible from St. Francis. Local parks include Palomas Place, the Cathedral Square Park and the Humboldt Park Pavillion. The Racine Zoological Gardens, the Bear Den Petting Zoo & Farm and the Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens are all nearby as well.
St. Francis Transportation
General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.
St. Francis Higher Education
Marquette University, Carroll College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering are all nearby.