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Hustiford

Lebanon

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Oak Grove

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Rubicon

Shields

Theresa

Trenton

Westford

Williamstown

Cities

Beaver Dam

Clyman

Fox Lake

Hustiford

Lomira

Lowell

Theresa


Its county seat is Juneau.
 More than 10,000 years ago, small bands of people entered Dodge County on the edge of the receding glacier. Numerous sites within the county show evidence of the early inhabitants including stone tools, campsites and settlements, burial and effigy mounds, garden plots and paintings and carvings on rock outcrops and stones.
Dodge County was created in 1836 and named in honor of Henry Dodge, then territorial governor of Wisconsin. The Town of Victory was chosen as the County Seat. The Town of Victory was later renamed City of Juneau after Paul Juneau, the son of Solomon Juneau, founder of Milwaukee.
In 1845 iron ore was discovered in Mayville and an iron ore works operated here for several decades until competition from mines in the Lake Superior region closed them. Sawmills and gristmills were widely distributed over Dodge County in the 1870's. In 1875, John Jossie, came from Switzerland, developed the variety of cheese known as brick, and later opened the first brick cheese factory in the United States in Watertown, operating until 1943.



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October 2011
Miscellaneous News Story:
FOX LAKE MAN ON SHIP WHEN CHIEF EXECUTIVE NEARLY LOST HIS LIFE

May 2011
1840 Census Index; Obit for ROBERTS; Bio for SMITH; Sick list news item for DEXTER; Court news item on the CODY divorce case
1883 Pensioners

April 2011
Gossip Item for BUTLER, Crime News, Gas Explosion story


Surrounding Counties
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Fond du Lac County * Washington County * Waukesha County *
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