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Dane County, Wisconsin

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Created in 1836 as a territorial county, it's named after Nathan Dane of Massachusetts, a delegate to the First Continental Congress who helped make Wisconsin the last state carved out of the Northwest Territories. In central Wisconsin, the county seat is Madison.

Land Area 1,201.89 sq miles
Water Area 36.42 sq miles
Elevation 863 ft at Madison
Number of Lakes 36
Area in Lakes 21,520 acres (33.63 sq miles)
Rivers Little Sugar, Sugar, Yahara, Maunesha, Pecatonica
Major Watershed Rock River, Wisconsin River (Northwest)
Geographical Province East: Eastern Ridges and Lowlands. Southwest: Western Upland
Natural Vegetation Oak savanna, scattered patches of prairie bluestem and composites. North-west corner and southeast: sedge meadows.
Population  
1930:
1970:
1980:
1990:
2000:
112,737
290,272
323,545
367,085
426,526
 
Border Counties  
North:
East:
South:
West:
Columbia County, Sauk County
Dodge County, Jefferson County
Rock County, Green County
Iowa County, Sauk County

Dane County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.dane.wi.us
County Administrator Dane County Executive
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 421
Madison, WI 53709
Phone: 608-266-4114
E-mail
Board of Supervisors Board of Supervisors
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Rm 118
Madison, WI 53709
Phone: 608-266-5758
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Rm 112
Madison, WI 53709
Phone: 608-266-4121
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Courts
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room GR10
Madison, WI 53709
Phone: 608-266-4311
County Sheriff Sheriff
115 W Doty St
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-284-6800
Health Department Department of Human Services
1202 Northport Dr.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-242-6200
Highway Department Dane County Highway & Transportation Department 
2302 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Madison, WI 53709
Phone: 608-266-4039
County Parks Dane County Parks Phone: 608-242-4576
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
PO Box 1438
Madison, WI 53701-1438
Phone: 608-266-4141
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Dane County
1 Fen Oak Ct, Room 138
Madison, WI 53718-8812
Phone: 608-224-3700
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Belleville Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 392
Belleville, WI 53508
Phone: 608-424-3336
  Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 572
Cambridge, WI 53523-0572
Phone: 608-423-3780
  Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 271
Cross Plains, WI 53528-0271
Phone: 608-843-3166
  Deerfield Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 102
Deerfield, WI 53531-0102
Phone: 608-764-8069
  DeForest Area Chamber of Commerce
201 DeForest St
DeForest, WI 53532
Phone: 608-846-2922
  Downtown Madison Inc.
PO Box 2136
122 West Washington Avenue Ste 250
Madison, WI 53701
Phone: 608-255-1008
  Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce
5540 Research Park Dr
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Phone: 608-288-8284
  Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
615 East Washington Avenue
PO Box 71
Madison, WI 53701
Phone: 608-256-8348
  Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau
615 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-255-2537
  Greater Mazomanie Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 84
Mazomanie, WI 53560-0084
Phone: 608-795-9824
  McFarland Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 372
4869 Larson Beach Road Suite B
McFarland, WI 53558-0372
Phone: 608-838-4011
Middleton Chamber of Commerce
7507 Hubbard Ave
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-827-5797
E-mail
  Middleton Tourism Commission/Visitors Center
1811 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 800-688-5694
  Midwest Lakes Policy Center
Madison, WI
Phone: 773-507-0931
  Monona Chamber of Commerce
6320 Monona Dr Ste 100
Monona, WI 53716
Phone: 608-222-8565
  Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce
300 E Main Street
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Phone: 608-437-5914
88TROLLWAY
  Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 123
733 N Main Street
Oregon, WI 53575-0123
Phone: 608-835-3697
  Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
532 E Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589
Phone: 608-873-7912
Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce
109 E Main St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Phone: 608-837-4547
E-mail
  Verona Area Chamber of Commerce
205 South Main Street
Verona, WI 53593
Phone: 608-845-5777
  Waunakee/Westport Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 41
100 E Main St
Waunakee, WI 53597-0041
Phone: 608-849-5977
  Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
501 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-258-3400

Historical and Genealogical Societies Albion Academy Historical Society
605 Campus Ln
Albion, WI 53534
Phone: 608-884-4809
  Black Earth Historical Society
PO Box 214
Black Earth, WI 53515
Phone: 608-767-2691
  Blue Mounds Area Historical Society
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Phone: 608-437-4688
  Cambridge Historic School Foundation
W8955 Ripley rd
Cambridge, WI 53523
  Cottage Grove Area Historical Society
439 Cheryl St
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Phone: 608-839-4140
  Cross Plains-Berry Historical Society
9260 Far View Rd
Mazomanie, WI 53560
Phone: 608-798-2760
  Dane County Historical Society
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-224-3605
E-mail
  DeForest Area Historical Society
PO Box 124
DeForest, WI 53532
Phone: 608-846-5519
  Fitchburg Historical Society
5520 Lacy Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Phone: 608-270-4200
  Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin
PO Box 6339
Madison, WI 53716-0339
Phone: 608-287-0339
  Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society
PO Box 6704
Monona, WI 53716-0704
Phone: 608-222-5783
  Historic Madison
PO Box 2721
Madison, WI 53701-2721
Phone: 608-249-7920
  Historic Preservation Review Board
816 State St
Madison, WI 53706-1488
Phone: 608-264-6500
  Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society
6806 Raymond Rd Apt 102
Madison, WI 53719-3958
Phone: 608-241-7565
  Marshall Area Historical Historical Society
PO Box 774
Marshall, WI 53559
Phone: 608-655-3357
  Mazomanie Historical Society
PO Box 248
Mazomanie, WI 53560
Phone: 608-795-4771
  McFarland Historical Society
5403 Marsh Woods Dr
McFarland, WI 53558
Phone: 608-838-4279
  Middleton Area Historical Society
7410 Hubbard Ave
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-836-7614
  Mount Horeb Area Historical Society
100 S 2nd St
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Phone: 608-251-2486
  Neosho Historical Society
PO Box 105
Neosho, WI 53059
Phone: 920-625-3632
  Oregon Area Historical Society
PO Box 262
Oregon, WI 53575
Phone: 608-835-3866
  South Central Wisconsin Chapter WSGS
5519 Milwaukee St
McFarland, WI 53558
  State Historical Society of Wisconsin
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-264-6400
E-mail
  Stoughton Historical Society Phone: 608-873-4797
  Sun Prairie Historical Society
1747 Pennsylvania Ave
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-1717
Phone: 608-837-9179
  Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5106
Madison, WI 53705-0106
E-mail
  WIGenWebProject, Dane County

Dane County - South Central Library System www.scls.info
Belleville Public Library
130 S Vine St
P.O. Box 140
Belleville 53508
608-424-1812

Black Earth Public Library
1210 Mills St
P.O. Box 347
Black Earth 53515
608-767-2400

Cambridge Community Library
200 S Spring St
Box 490
Cambridge 53523
608-423-3900

Dane County Library Service
201 W Mifflin St
Madison 53703
608-266-4462

Deerfield Public Library
12 W Nelson St
P.O. Box 408
Deerfield 53531
608-764-8102

DeForest Area Public Library
203 Library St
DeForest 53532
608-846-5482

Madison Public Library
201 W Mifflin St
Madison 53703
608-266-6300
Madison PL - Alicia Ashman Branch
733 N High Point Rd
Madison 53717
608-824-1780

Madison PL - Hawthorne Branch
2707 E Washington Ave
Madison 53704
608-246-4548

Madison PL - Lakeview Branch
2845 N Sherman Ave
Madison 53704
608-246-4547

Madison PL - Meadowridge Branch
5740 Raymond Rd
Madison 53711
608-288-6160

Madison PL - Monroe Street Branch
1705 Monroe St
Madison 53711
608-266-6390

Madison PL - Pinney Branch
204 Cottage Grove Rd
Madison 53716
608-224-7100

Madison PL - Sequoya Branch
513 S Midvale Blvd
Madison 53711
608-266-6385
Madison PL - South Madison Branch
2222 S Park St
Madison 53713
608-266-6395

Marshall Community Library
605 Waterloo Road
Marshall 53559
608-655-3123

Mazomanie Free Library
102 Brodhead St
P.O. Box 458
Mazomanie 53560
608-795-2104

McFarland E. D. Locke Public Library
5920 Milwaukee St
McFarland 53558
608-838-9030

Middleton Public Library
7425 Hubbard Ave
Middleton 53562
608-831-5564

Monona Public Library
1000 Nichols Rd
Monona 53716
608-222-6127

Mt. Horeb Public Library
105 Perimeter Rd
Mt. Horeb 53572
608-437-5021
Oregon Public Library
256 Brook St
Oregon 53575
608-835-3656

Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
2107 Julius St
Cross Plains 53528
608-798-3881

Stoughton Public Library
304 S 4th St
Stoughton 53589
608-873-6281

Sun Prairie Public Library
1350 Linnerud Dr
Sun Prairie 53590
608-825-7323

Verona Public Library
500 Silent Street
Verona 53593
608-845-7180

Waunakee Public Library
710 South St
Waunakee 53597
608-849-4217
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