Introduction to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in Jefferson county, is located 19 miles NE of Janesville, Wisconsin (center to center) and 4is 7 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Approximately 11,621 people reside in Fort Atkinson.
Fort Atkinson History
Fort Atkinson was named in honor of General Henry Atkinson, the US military official during the Black Hawk War. The Fort Koshkonong was established in July 1832 during the Indian uprising. The area was originally inhabited by the Sauk and Fox Indians. The city adopted its present name in 1841. It is located in Jefferson County, which was established in 1836.
Fort Atkinson and nearby Attractions
- Hoard Historical Museum
- Aztalan State Park
- Tallman House
- La Follette County Park
- Old World Wisconsin
- Viking County Park
Things To Do In Fort Atkinson
There are several parks in Fort Atkinson including the Barrie Park, Ralph Park, McCoy Park, Jones Park, Bicentennial Park, Rock River Park, Endl Park, and Bark River Park. One can also visit the Hoard Historical Museum that provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. History buffs should visit the Milton House Museum, Old World Wisconsin, and Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum. The La Follette County Park, Rockport Park, Palmer Park, and Viking County Park are less than half an hour's drive away. In addition, Fort Atkinson hosts the Buckskinner Rendezvous every year in the month of May.
Fort Atkinson Transportation
Air transport facilities are available at Dane County Regional Airport - Truax Field.
Fort Atkinson Higher Education
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Waukesha County Technical College, and Madison Area Technical College offer courses for higher studies.