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County Information

Est. February 20, 1855

Prior to county establishment, the area was a common hunting and battle ground for the Mdewakanton Sioux, often fighting the Sauk and Fox Indians.

Once established, the county was named for Henry Dodge, governor of Wisconsin, and his son, Augustus C. Dodge, U.S. senator from Iowa

Dodge County is the only county in the state that does not have a lake.

County Seat



Ashland Township
Canisteo Township
Claremont Township
Concord Township
Ellington Township
Hayfield Township
Mantorville Township
Milton Township
Ripley Township
Vernon Township
Wasioja Township
Westfield Township

Blooming Prairie (part)
Dodge Center
West Concord

 Online Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Littleton, Severence - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Nov. 2013: Obits: Blossom, Edgerton, Fitzgerald, Garner, Hursey, Laffetmaker, McCaughey, Millliken, Underwood
Marriages: Briggs - Towler; Button - Wilkes; Ellison - Ward; Miller - Sands; Shane - Menardi; Stockman - Rossiter; Stricker - Ransom; Zimmerman - Graham
Bio: Alder
July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Jan. 2013: Obits: Babcock, Houck; Military News: Babcock

Nov. 2012: Obit: Fox
Marriages: Harmer - Daggett; Martin - Edgerton
Bios: Halverson, Klovstad

August 2012: Obit: Cohoon
May 2012: Bios: Alexander, Armstrong
Apr. 2012: Bios: Edgerton, Smith, Wells
Mar. 2012: Bio: Harrison; Marriages: Denneson-Senn, Mohn-Munson

Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Bio: Edgerton; Death Index 1908-1915

Dec 2011: List of Cemeteries; Marr. license for MOHAGEN-WALING; Gossip news; obit for WAY, HARKCOM, BARNHART. Marr. Announcement for SHERWOOD-MARNETT; Crime news for CHAPMAN


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