Introduction to Janesville, Wisconsin
Janesville, Wisconsin, in Rock county, is 61 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is conveniently located inside the Janesville-Beloit metropolitan area. There are an estimated 59,498 people in Janesville.
Janesville was established on the east bank of the Rock River in 1835. The area was named in honor of Henry Janes, who was an early settler. The initial development in the town depended on waterpower generated from the river. The first Wisconsin Fair took place in the community in 1851.
Janesville and nearby Attractions
- Rockport Park
- La Follette County Park
- Palmer Park
- Hoard Historical Museum
- Viking County Park
- Brodhead Depot Museum
Things To Do In Janesville
Blackhawk Golf Course, Hackbarth Hills Golf Club and Bass Creek Golf Course are the local golf courses. Creston Park Shopping Center and the Janesville Mall Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Local churches include the Asbury United Methodist Church, the All Saints Anglican Church and the Saint Marks Lutheran Church. The community celebrates the Arts Fest every September, the ArborFest every October and the Tomato Fest every August.
Dane County Regional Airport is located nearby.
Janesville Higher Education
Blackhawk Technical College is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Rock Valley College, Kishwaukee College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.