Located in Green Lake County, The City of Markesan traces its beginning to 1844 when John B. Seward erected his homestead. Originally named Granville, the name was changed to Markesan in 1854. Now a thriving community spanning 2.36 square miles and boasting a population of 1408, Markesan's is the second larges city in the county. Click below to learn about some of the unique spots in the greater Markesan area that contribute to the area's rich history and those that continue to make Markesan a thriving destination.
With several lakes nearby, not to mention multiple parks and nature reserves, there are plenty of areas where you can relax and unwind. Spanning all four seasons, recreational activities abound with something for everyone - fishing, boating, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, festivals and celebrations - just to name a few.
With an award-winning school system and numerous service organizations, it is the people that make Markesan a fine community to live and work in. Community services, an extensive and up-to-date library, and both small- and large- shopping opportunities fill a wide range of needs for residents and visitors alike.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and thank you for visiting. Please take a moment and browse through our website. Here you will find information about the latest news and events, as well as local resources and community history.
We hope to see you enjoying many of the events proudly sponsored by the Markesan Area Chamber of Commerce. These events are part of what make our community such a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. Our chamber members work hard to bring the community together and to provide enriching experiences and excellent services for all of us.
We also have more information on our Facebook page and in the local newspaper.
Thank you for visiting, and we'll see you soon!
Scott Mundro, President
Markesan Area Chamber of Commerce