With so much to offer, it’s hard to put a finger on what exactly makes Greater Green Bay, the perfect destination to get away from it all. Could it be the beauty of the rolling countryside, the grand waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, the rich European and Native American heritage, the thrill of cheering crowds and exciting sports or even the grand maritime traditions? In a word, yes.
Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
The city is located at the head of its namesake Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Fox River. It has an elevation of 581 feet (177 m) above sea level and is located 112 miles (180 km) north of Milwaukee. According to the 2006 census estimate, Green Bay has a population of 100,353. The Town of Green Bay is located several miles northeast of the city.
Set at the southern end of the bay of the same name as the city, Green Bay. and divided by the Fox River, Green Bay is an industrial city with several meatpacking and paper plants. The city of Green Bay is a port on the Bay of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. Green Bay is home to the National Railroad Museum, the Neville Public Museum with exhibitions of art, history, and science, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The Green Bay Packers professional football team of the National Football League has been based in the city since 1919. Green Bay is by far the smallest U.S. market for an NFL team, although the Packers’ fan base stretches across the state of Wisconsin, as well as throughout the U.S. and even around the world. Green Bay is nicknamed “Title town” for the number of NFL titles it has won over the years, more than any other team.
Green Bay was awarded the title of All-America City two times in the city’s history, with the first award in 1964, and the second award in 1999.
There is a free public Wi-Fi system in the downtown Green Bay Broadway District that went into operation in 2007. The system was put into place by local Internet Consulting and Web Design Firm Green Bay Net and On Broadway inc.
Green Bay History
A small trading post, originally named La Baye or La Baie des Puants, was established at this location in 1634 by French-Canadian explorer Jean Nicolet , making Green Bay the 13th oldest permanent settlement in America. In 1671 a Jesuit Mission was set up here. A fort was added in 1717. The town was incorporated in 1754, and was passed to British control in 1761. As British settlers in the area came to outnumber the French, the name “Green Bay” (from the French: Baie Verte) became the more common name for the town. In 1783 the town became part of the United States of America.
Heritage Hill State Park in Green Bay.The United States Army built Fort Howard on the banks of the Fox River in 1816. Wisconsin’s first newspaper, The Green Bay Intelligencer, was first published here in 1833. By 1850 the town had a population of 1,923. The town was reincorporated as the city of Green Bay, joining several small towns including Navarino, Astor (created by John Jacob Astor) and Fort Howard in 1854. The Green Bay Area Public School District was founded in 1856. The railroad arrived in the 1860s. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Green Bay to honor its tricentennial. By 1950 the city had a population of 52,735. In 1964, the Town of Preble was consolidated with the city of Green Bay.