History of the Village of

Johnstown Center

Section 24, Johnstown Township, Rock County, Wisconsin

JOHNSTOWN CENTRE, P.V., on section 24 of town of same name [Johnstown],
10 miles east from Janesville, and 42 miles southeast from Madison. It has 200 inhabitants, 40 dwellings, 2 stores, and 1 hotel. It is located at the junction of the Chicago and Madison with the Janesville and Milwaukee stage roads, on the north edge of Rock Prairie.
 
[Source: Wisconsin Gazetteer by John Warren Hunt; ©1853 Beriah Brown, Printer, Madison; p. 115; Courtesy of Lori]

JOHNSTOWN CENTRE, a post-village of Rock co., Wisconsin, 10 miles E. from
Janesville, contains 40 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants.
 
[Source: The New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States by Thomas Baldwin and J. Thomas, M.D., ©1854 Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia, PA; p. 549; Courtesy of Kathy Lenerz]

Johnstown Center, in the town of Johnstown, ten miles east of Janesville, was
located in 1837, by Norman SMITH. The first minister there was Elder MILLS and the church-house there was built in 1847. The village contains a blacksmith shop, a shoe-shop, a wagon shop, a general store and marble works. Population, 200.
 
[Source: The Portrait & Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin, ©1889 Acme, Chicago, IL; p. 1013; Courtesy of Carol]

 

©2003 ALHN-Rock County, Wisconsin

Site Coordinator: Lori Niemuth