Rock County, Wisconsin

Histories of the Cities and Villages

Afton

From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Avon

From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "History of Rock Co., WI" (1879)
From The Janesville Gazette (1929)
From Luther Valley Centennial, 1839-1939 (1939)
From Golden Jubilee of the Avon Community Church (1942)
From unknown newspaper (1966)

Bachelor's Grove -- see Footville

Beloit

From "Western Portraiture & Emigrants' Guide" (1852)
From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Wisconsin and Its Resources (1858)
From "The Loyal West in Times of the Rebellion" (1865)
From "All the Western States & Territories" (1867)
A Live Western City from "The Beloit Cresent" (1872)
From "Combination Atlas Map of Rock Co., Wis." (1873)
From "Illustrated History of the State of Wis." (1875)
Settlement of Beloit from "History of Rock County" (1879)
From "Portrait & Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
From "Industrial Geography of Wisconsin" (1912)
Pioneer Settlers Used French Word in Naming Beloit (1923)
Beloit Invented as Name of City (1923)
From the Beloit Historical Society* (current)
From the Village Profile website* (current)

Cainville

From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Center

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)

Clinton

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
Skavlem-Williams Log Cabin 1838 historical site

Clinton Junction

From "Combination Atlas Map of Rock Co., Wis." (1873)
From the village of Clinton website* (1998)

Cooksville

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
From the Town of Porter* (current)
basic overview (current)

Edgerton

From "Combination Atlas Map of Rock Co., Wis." (1873)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
From "Rock County, Wisconsin" by Browne (1908)
From the city of Edgerton website* (current)

Emerald Grove

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Evansville

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Combination Atlas Map of Rock Co., Wis." (1873)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
From "Judson's Directory of Evansville & Union Twp." (1898)
From Ruth Ann Montgomery's website* (current)
From the city of Evansville website* (current)

Footville

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Fulton

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Hanover

From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
From Lori (current)

Indianford (Indian Ford)

From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Inmansville

From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From The Janesville Gazette (1929)

Janes' Settlement

From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Janesville

From "Western Portraiture & Emigrants' Guide" (1852)
From "Industrial Resources of Wisconsin" (1853)
From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Wisconsin and Its Resources" (1858)
From "The Loyal West in Times of the Rebellion" (1865)
From "All the Western States & Territories" (1867)
From "Combination Atlas Map of Rock Co., Wis." (1873)
From "An Illustrated History of the State of Wis." (1875)
From "The Encyclopedia Britannica" (1888)
From "Portrait & Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
From "Industrial Geography of Wisconsin" (1912)
From "The Janesville Gazette's Sesquicentennial Edition" (1985)
From Wisconsin Stories:Janesville on WPT (2005)
Janesville, City on the Rock* from Wisconsin Stories (2005)
From the city of Janesville website* (current)
From the Forward Janesville website* (current)
From the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau* (current)

Jefferson Prairie

Jefferson Prairie Settlement historical marker

Johnstown

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Johnstown Center

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Leyden

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Lima Center

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Magnolia

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "The History of Rock Co., WI" (1879)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
From The Janesville Gazette (1929)

Milton [originally called "Prairie du Lac"]

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Combination Atlas Map of Rock Co., Wis." (1873)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
Why Milton Was Named Milton (1902)
Storrs Lake historical marker

Milton Junction

From "Combination Atlas Map of Rock Co., Wis." (1873)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Newark

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)

North Janesville

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Orfordville

From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)
From The Beloit Daily News* (Oct. 3, 1998)
From The Village of Orfordville website* (current)

Osborn

From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Prairie du Lac - see Milton

Rock Prairie

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Rock Valley

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)

Shopiere

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)
From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Co., WI" (1889)

Spring Valley

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)

Summerville

From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Teotsa

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Turtleville

From The Janesville Gazette (1929)

Union

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)
From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Utter's Corners

From "Wisconsin Gazetteer" (1853)

Warren

From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

Waterloo

From "New & Complete Gazetteer of the United States" (1854)

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Last updated: December 26, 2007
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