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The Cities and communities of Dane County, Wisconsin *

Albion (Town)
Belleville (Village), Berry (Town), Black Earth (Village), Black Earth (Town), Blooming Grove (Town), Blue Mounds (Village),
Blue Mounds (Town), Bristol (Town), Brooklyn (Village), Burke (Town)
Cambridge (Village), Christiana (Town), Cottage Grove (Village), Cottage Grove (Town), Cross Plains (Village), Cross Plains (Town)
Dane (Village), Dane (Town), Deerfield (Village), Deerfield (Town), DeForest (Village), Dunkirk (Town), Dunn (Town)
Edgerton (City)
Fitchburg (City)
Madison (Town), Madison (City), Maple Bluff (Village), Marshall (Village), Mazomanie (Village), Mazomanie (Town), McFarland (Village),
Medina (Town), Middleton (Town), Middleton (City), Monona (City), Montrose (Town), Mount Horeb (Village)
Oregon (Village), Oregon (Town)
Perry (Town), Pleasant Springs (Town), Primrose (Town)
Rockdale (Village), Roxbury (Town), Rutland (Town)
Shorewood Hills (Village), Springdale (Town), Springfield (Town), Stoughton (City), Sun Prairie (Town), Sun Prairie (City)
Vermont (Town), Verona (Town), Verona (City), Vienna (Town)
Waunakee (Village), Westport (Town), Windsor (Town)

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Dane County, Wisconsin


Dane County Government Website
Madison is the county seat

County Clerk
City County Building, Room 112
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: (608) 266-4121
TTY: (608) 266-4121

Government organization of the county


1930 - 112,737
1970 - 290,272
1980 - 323,545
1990 - 367,085
2000 - 426,526
2004 -

Population Density:
2000 - 355 persons per square mile

Housing Units:
2000 - 180,398


Dane County is located in south central Wisconsin. The state capital and county seat is Madison.

This is a map of Dane County

Neighboring counties are:
In the north are Columbia and Sauk County. To the east are Dodge County and Jefferson County. On the south are Rock County and Green County and to the west are Iowa County and Sauk County.

Other Facts & Figures:

Per capita income:
2002 -


National Weather Service webpage for Dane County


Dane County was created in 1836 while Wisconsin was still a territory. It was named for Nathan Dane of Massachusetts who was a delegate to the First Continental Congress. It was Dane who helped to make Wisconsin a state, the last one out of the Northwest Territories.

Dane County Historic Sites
This is a short history of Madison, the county seat.


Total Area: 1,238 square miles
Land Area: 1,201.89 square miles
Water Area 36.42 square miles
Elevation 863 ft at Madison

Number of Lakes: 36
Area in Lakes: 21,520 acres (33.63 sq miles)
Little Sugar, Sugar, Yahara, Maunesha, Pecatonica
Geographical Province: East: Eastern Ridges and Lowlands. Southwest: Western Upland


Vital Records for the county

How to obtain genealogy records

US WebGen page for Dane County

Cemeteries of Dane County

The Political Graveyard for Dane County

Dane County Genealogical Society
PO Box 5652
Madison, WI 53705-0652

Blue Mounds Area Historical Society
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Phone: 608-437-4688

Cottage Grove Historical Society
439 Cheryl St
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Phone: 608-839-4140

Historic Madison
PO Box 2721
Madison, WI 53701-2721
Phone: 608-249-7920

Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society
PO Box 6704
Monona, WI 53716-0704
Phone: 608-222-5783


Dane County Library Service

South Central Library Service

Madison Public Library


Madison Metropolitan School District
Verona Area School District
DeForest Area School District
Sun Prairie Area School District
Mount Horab Area School District

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Edgewood College
Madison Area Technical College


An economic profile for the county

Organizations & Groups

Belleville Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 392
Belleville, WI 53508
Phone: 608-424-3336

DeForest Area Chamber of Commerce
201 DeForest St.
DeForest, WI 53532
Phone: 608-846-2922

Downtown Madison Inc.
PO Box 71
Madison, WI 53701 Phone: 608-255-1008

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
615 East Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 71
Madison, WI 53701
Phone: 608-256-8348

Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau
615 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703-2952
Phone: 608-258-4944

Middleton Tourism
7426 Hubbard Ave
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-6350

Midwest Lakes Policy Center
1202 Erin Street
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 773-507-0931

Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
532 E Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589-1729
Phone: 608-873-7912

Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce
109 E. Main St.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Phone: 608-837-4547

Uplands of Southwest Wisconsin
PO Box 202
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Phone: 800-279-9472
Toll-free: 800-279-9472

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
PO Box 352
Madison, WI 53701-0352
Phone: 608-258-3400

Wisconsin Merchants Federation
1 E Main St Ste 305
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-257-3541

Attractions & Other Information

Dane County Regional Airport
4000 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-246-3380

Henry Vilas Zoo
702 South Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-266-4732
TTY: (608) 266-4733

Dane County Parks
1 Fen Oak Ct #234
Madison, Wisconsin 53718
Info Line: 608-242-4576

Bogeys Family Fun Park
3110 Laura Lane
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5559
Fax: 608-664-9848

Dane County Fair Association
3310 Latham Dr.
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: 608-224-0500
Fax: 608-224-0300

Cave of the Mounds - National Natural Landmark
2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd.
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Phone: 608-437-3038

Madison Childrens Museum
100 State St.
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-256-6445

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