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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Janesville, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Rock 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 Rock County, WI (35) Dane County, WI (442) Green County, WI (11) Jefferson County, WI (48) Walworth County, WI (20) Boone County, IL (5) Winnebago County, IL (6)  RockCounty(35) Rock County (35)  DaneCounty(442) Dane County (442)  GreenCounty(11) Green County (11)  JeffersonCounty(48) Jefferson County (48)  WalworthCounty(20) Walworth County (20)  BooneCountyIllinois(5) Boone County (5)  WinnebagoCounty(6) Winnebago County (6)
Janesville is the county seat for Rock County
Janesville is in Rock County
      Rock County (35)  
ADJACENT TO ROCK COUNTY
      Dane County (442)  
      Green County (11)  
      Jefferson County (48)  
      Walworth County (20)  
      Boone County, Illinois (5)  
      Winnebago County, Illinois (6)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — Abraham Lincoln
On October 2, 1859 Abraham Lincoln worshiped with the members of the First Congregational Church which stood on the site of this edifice, 1848 - 1868Map (db m75658) HM
2Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — 454 — Burr Robbins Circus
This site served as the Spring Brook Farm winter quarters for the Burr Robbins Circus from 1874-1888. This show was once reported as the third largest circus in America. In 1874, Burr Robbins bought E.P. Doty's 100-acre farm and converted it into a . . . Map (db m109258) HM
3Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church in Janesville, Wisconsin is listed in the National Register of Historic Places May 17, 1990 This plaque donated in loving memory of Robert Rockenfield by his family Map (db m75657) HM
4Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — 20 — First State FairOctober 1-2, 1851
Thirteen counties were represented here at the first state fair sponsored by the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society. Entries included horses, cattle, sheep, swine, farming implements, dairy products, flour and corn meal, domestic manufactures, . . . Map (db m37236) HM
5Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — James E. Croft
Croft, Pvt James E 20 March 1897 Allatoona GA 12th Bty Wis Lt Art Medal of Honor Citation:Took the place of a gunner who had been shot down and inspired his comrades by his bravery and effective gunnery, which contributed largely to the . . . Map (db m109005) WM
6Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — 298 — Janesville Tank Company
During the 1930s, the Janesville National Guard armory was headquarters for the 32nd Tank Company, a unit of Wisconsin's famed Thirty-Second Division, which had been reorganized after World War I and equipped with light tanks. In November 1940, as . . . Map (db m47033) HM
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7Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — 271 — Rock River Industry
Flowing through rich agricultural land, the Rock River provided needed water power for local Wisconsin industries. Among the earliest in the 1840s were flour and lumber mills, followed in the 1850s by woolen and paper mills and, later, cotton mills. . . . Map (db m22725) HM
8Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — 93 — Route of Abraham Lincoln1832 and 1859
Twice in his lifetime Abraham Lincoln is known to have traveled within sight of the Rock River east of this marker. Lincoln passed this way July 2, 1832, as a private in a mounted company of Illinois militia accompanying forces under General . . . Map (db m22738) HM
9Wisconsin (Rock County), Janesville — 462 — The Black Hawk War / Black Hawk's Grove
The Black Hawk War In April 1832, unhappy about their forced relocation to Iowa and misadvised by tribal chiefs, about 1,000 Sac, Fox and Kickapoo men, women and children followed Sac war leader Black Hawk back to their Illinois home where . . . Map (db m22757) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022