- COOKSVILLE, P.V., (Waucoma village)
in Rock county, being on section 6, town
- 4 N., of range 11 E. It is 16 miles
northwest from Janesville, and 18 miles southeast from Madison,
on a broad and gently sloping prairie of two miles in width.
It is on the Badfish, with three good millsites within one and
a half miles. Population, 250; dwellings, 35; stores, 3; hotels,
1; mills, 3. Presbyterian church, 1 sash and door, 1 wagon, 1
harness, 1 shoe, 1 blacksmith, 1 cabinet, and 1 tailor shop.
- [Source: Wisconsin Gazetteer
by John Warren Hunt; ©1853
Beriah Brown, Printer, Madison; p. 68; Courtesy of Lori]