- Honey Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin
Honey Creek is an unincorporated community in the town of
Spring Prairie, Wisconsin. It is on the northeastern border of Walworth County, Wisconsinat latitude 42°44'45"N and longitude 88°18'28" W. The population is approximately 400.
The first white settlers were the Hoyt family. Gilman Hoyt of Vermont took up a claim in July 1836. He spent most the summer in
Rochester, Wisconsin, then returned in October with Reuben Clark of Michigan. The two men built a hut' and wintered on the land. In September 1837, Hoyts' parents, Benjamin and Susan Hoyt, natives of Deerfield, New Hampshire, came to live in Honey Creek. Two daughters and a son made the journey with them. [ [http://walworthcgs.com/springprairie.html SPRING PRAIRIE Township ] ]
Ginger Beaumont, early Major League baseball player, lived for many years in Honey Creek.
* "History of Walworth County, Wisconsin, containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources ... its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin ... and an abstract of its laws and constitution ..." (1882). Chicago: Western Historical Co.
* Chris Schultz, " [http://www.theweekextra.com/news/0907/092007beaumont.html A famous resident, nearly forgotten] , The Week" Sep. 20, 2007
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