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The county was created from the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and organized in 1844
The 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.

Created in 1836,  it was 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.

Beaver Dam * Columbus (mostly in Columbia Co.) * Fox Lake * Hartford (part; mostly in Washington Co.) * Horicon *
Juneau (county seat) * Mayville * Watertown (mostly in Jefferson Co.) * Waupun (partly in Fond du Lac Co.)

Brownsville * Clyman * Hustisford * Iron Ridge * Kekoskee * Lomira *
Lowell * Neosho * Randolph (partly in Columbia Co.) * Reeseville * Theresa

Ashippun * Beaver Dam * Burnett * Calamus * Chester * Clyman * Elba * Emmet * Fox Lake * Herman * Hubbard *
Hustisford * Lebanon * LeRoy * Lomira * Lowell * Oak Grove * Portland * Rubicon * Shields * Theresa * Trenton * Westford * Williamstown

Census-designated places
Ashippun * Burnett * Lebanon *

Plus many Unincorporated communities

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Apr 2016:  obit for BOLING, O'HORA

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