Sauk County Wisconsin
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The county was created in 1840 from Wisconsin Territory and organized in 1844.
The original founders of Sauk County consisted entirely of settlers from New England as well as some from upstate New York who had parents that moved to that region from New England shortly after the American Revolution. These people were "Yankee" settlers, that is to say they were descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s.
They got to what is now Sauk County in the 1830s by sailing up the Wisconsin River from the Mississippi River on small barges which they constructed themselves out of materials obtained from the surrounding woodlands.
Sauk County's county seat and largest city is Baraboo, and was from 1884 to 1917, the home of the Ringling Brothers Circus Headquarters.
Located near Baraboo is the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, which was the largest munitions factory in the world during World War II, when it was known as Badger Ordnance Works. It is no longer in use.
Villages and Towns
Baraboo * Bear Creek * Cazenovia (part) * Dellona * Delton * Excelsior * Fairfield * Franklin * Freedom *
Greenfield * Honey Creek * Ironton * Ironton * La Valle * Lake Delton * Lime Ridge * Loganville * Merrimac *
North Freedom * Plain * Prairie du Sac * Reedsburg * Rock Springs * Sauk City * Spring Green * Sumpter *
Troy * Washington * West Baraboo Westfield * Winfield * Woodland
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