- Beloit, a
few miles below Janesville, in Rock county, on the railroad from
- Chicago to Madison, near the Illinois
state line, is also on Rock River, which affords power for manufactories
and mills of every description. The town was incorporated in
1845, and is adorned with fine churches and dwellings, spacious
streets, and is the seat of that well-known and popular institution,
Beloit College. Population about 5,000.