Marquette Township Song

Years ago in one room school houses across Marquette County, children learned a song that taught them all the names of the Townships of Marquette County.  With the help of Mrs. Ott, the Choir Director at Montello High School, the words were put to music and a verse added to include the Villages and one City in Marquette County.  Below are the words to the song and a link to a YouTube video of the Montello Junior High Choir of 2008 singing the song.  You can sing along with them if you want and use the Marquette County map to find the locations. 

Marquette Township Song

 

‘Tis fourteen towns in unity

Together form Marquette County.

‘Tis geography we learn as we sing and chant together.

So usefully we spend our time in doing what’s a pleasure.

 

VERSE 1

Douglas, Oxford, Westfield see

Springfield, Moundville, Packwaukee

Harris, Newton, Buffalo

Crystal Lake and Montello

Shields, Mecan and Neshkoro

Fill out the places we call home

With lakes and rivers running through

Marquette's the county for me and you

 

‘Tis fourteen towns in unity

Together form Marquette County.

‘Tis geography we learn as we sing and chant together.

So usefully we spend our time in doing what’s a pleasure.

 

VERSE 2

 

Villages there are but four

Westfield one, but there are more,

Endeavor two and you will see,

Neshkoro Village makes it three.

Then there’s Oxford, number four

But don’t stop yet you need one more

Add a city that can’t be beat

Montello is our County Seat.

 

‘Tis fourteen towns in unity

Together form Marquette County.

‘Tis geography we learn as we sing and chant together.

So usefully we spend our time in doing what’s a pleasure.