Rock County, Wisconsin

Other Miscellaneous Histories

Bodies of Water

Rock River from "New & Complete Gazetteer of the U.S." (1854)
Bridges Across the Rock River from "The Janesville Gazette" (1904)

Doctors & Medical Facilities

Early Rock County Doctors from "History of Rock Co., Vol. I" (1908)

Famous People

Abraham Lincoln in Rock County (1898)

Journals, Diaries & Recollections

From "Life in the West" by Morleigh (1843)
Reminiscences (exerpt) by Elizabeth T. Baird (1900)
"My Grandmother's Story" by Nettie [Thomson] Lohry
Gypsies at Oakdale School by Earl Dane Kidder


Miscellaneous Laws of 1868 (1900)

Prisoners & Prisons

Beloit City Jail (1903)
Janesville City Jail (1903)
Rock County Jail (1903)
Wisconsin State Prison Record of Receipts Oct. 1, 1869 to Oct. 1, 1870
Wisconsin State Prisoners Discharged from Oct. 1, 1869 to Oct. 1, 1870
Wisconsin State Prison Life Members in Prison as of Oct. 1, 1870

Railroads & Depots

Historic Depots in Rock County* (current)

Rock County Fair

From Rock County 4-H Fair website* (current)


Janesville Horticultural Society (1887)


Beloit Snappers Minor League Baseball Team* (current)


Rock County Tornado of Nov. 11, 1911* (current)

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