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Historical Markers in DeForest, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Dane County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Dane County, WI (442) Columbia County, WI (73) Dodge County, WI (22) Green County, WI (11) Iowa County, WI (20) Jefferson County, WI (48) Rock County, WI (35) Sauk County, WI (59)  DaneCounty(442) Dane County (442)  ColumbiaCounty(73) Columbia County (73)  DodgeCounty(22) Dodge County (22)  GreenCounty(11) Green County (11)  IowaCounty(20) Iowa County (20)  JeffersonCounty(48) Jefferson County (48)  RockCounty(35) Rock County (35)  SaukCounty(59) Sauk County (59)
Madison is the county seat for Dane County
DeForest is in Dane County
      Dane County (442)  
ADJACENT TO DANE COUNTY
      Columbia County (73)  
      Dodge County (22)  
      Green County (11)  
      Iowa County (20)  
      Jefferson County (48)  
      Rock County (35)  
      Sauk County (59)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Dane County), DeForest — 32 — Andreas Dahl1844-1923
Andreas Dahl came to DeForest from Valdres, Norway in 1869. For more than a decade as an itinerant photographer in southern Wisconsin, he took pictures that captured the essence of life at that time. His studio stood to the north of this site and . . . Map (db m37005) HM
2Wisconsin (Dane County), DeForest — De Forest Centennial1863 - 1963
The Village of De Forest and the surrounding 2200 acres were once owned by Isaac N. De Forest. He purchased the site for $25.00 an acre in 1854 to farm and raise wheat. In 1856, before moving to Wetmore, Kansas, he started platting the site for a . . . Map (db m37568) HM
3Wisconsin (Dane County), DeForest — Our Bell
Windsor Township High School was built on this site in 1895 on land donated by Ole S. Holum. This bell, a gift of the community's grateful young people, was installed in June 1896. When Union High School replaced the original building, the bell was . . . Map (db m37567) HM
4Wisconsin (Dane County), DeForest — Site of the First Well in DeForest
In the 1850's, the U.S. government commissioned a well to be dug on this site to insure the settlers of a pure source of water. The well was seventy feet deep and cased in hand-laid stone. It served the community for many years after the Karows . . . Map (db m38091) HM
5Wisconsin (Dane County), DeForest — The De Forest DepotBuilt in 1871
The DeForest Depot was built in 1871, at the time of the construction of the railroad line which connected Madison to Portage. Land for a depot was donated to the railroad by Isaac DeForest. Recognizing the importance of rail service to the growth . . . Map (db m37570) HM
 
 
 
 
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Oct. 3, 2022