Welcome to Jefferson County, Wisconsin!
Ideally situated between the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee and Madison, Jefferson County offers a pleasant mixture of urban and rural life. With easy access via the I-94 and I-90 highway system, Jefferson County is characterized by rich agricultural areas, thriving family-oriented communities, diversified manufacturing, and highly valued natural resource features.
Originally a part of Milwaukee County, being separated from Milwaukee County by an act of the territorial council December 7, 1836, the Town of Jefferson was set off as a separate town for judicial purposes by an act, approved January 2, 1838, and polls established at the houses of Nathaniel Finch, David H. Sergeant, and George J. Goodhue. The "town" referred to was in reality an election precinct, set by the legislature. The four precincts into which the county was divided were Bark River, which comprised the four south-southeast townships or one fourth of the county, Finch, Jefferson and Watertown.
According to the Wisconsin Historical Atlas of 1875, the full organization of the county was accomplished in February 1839. The county was then made a part of the second Judicial District and courts were directed to be held at the county seat. The population of the county at the time of its organization was estimated to be about 468. The county was heavily timbered with undrained marsh lands along the rivers. People were transferred across the rivers by ferries maintained at a few points, one in Fort Atkinson.
Today, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, encompasses the cities of Cambridge, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson,Lake Mills, Palmyra, Waterloo, Watertown and Whitewater as well as the Village of Johnson Creek. The county features many historic sites dating back to the early 1800s, reflecting the rich history and architecture of the past. Historical sites of interest include: the famous Octagon House and America’s First Kindergarten in Watertown; the one-of-a-kind National Dairy Shrine and Hoard Historical Museum, the Panther Intaglio mound, and the Old Fort in Fort Atkinson; the archaeologically significant Indian Mounds and Trail County Park along Lake Koshkonong; the Jefferson Historical Museum; and the Aztalan Historical Museum adjacent to the Aztalan State Park.
So, when you stop residents of Jefferson County on the street and ask what they love about living here – you’ll undoubtedly get a variety of responses. Some will say they are charmed by the Norman Rockwell-esque character of the small towns and villages. Others will talk about having the best of all worlds – living in a small town atmosphere, with its natural simplicity and subtle nuances – yet having convenient access to everything in the surrounding bigger cities and excitement, entertainment and shops!
Prospective newcomers are typically pleasantly surprised at the value of property in the county. Property values will only increase because carefully crafted zoning ordinances ensure that Jefferson County will keep its rural nature for many years to come.
For more information on activities in and around Jefferson County, Wisconsin, visit:
- Jefferson County Economic Development Center
- Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
- View Jefferson County, WI Area Jobs on Career Builder
- View Jefferson County, WI Area Jobs on Yahoo HotJobs
- Jefferson County, Wisconsin on Wikipedia.com
- Jefferson County, Wisconsin on epodunk
Jefferson County Homes, Properties and Special Feature Real Estate
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