Introduction to Jefferson, Wisconsin
The first European settlement in the area took place in 1836. The area was incorporated as a village in 1857 and received official incorporation as a city in 1878. The area in which the community developed was extremely conducive for the generation of the waterpower because of its proximity to the Rock River. During World War II, a prison camp for German POWs was constructed at the site where the Jefferson County Fair takes place every year.
Jefferson and nearby Attractions
- Old World Wisconsin
- La Follette County Park
- Milton House Museum
- Logic Puzzle Museum
- Yahara Heights County Park
- Brodhead Depot Museum
Things To Do In Jefferson
From Jefferson, one can plan a trip to the Fort Atkinson Riverwalk, the Aztalan State Park or the Galcial Drumlin State Trail West. The Meadow Springs Golf Course is located nearby. Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Immanuel United Methodist Church and the Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church are the local houses of worship. Local festivals hosted by the city include the Jefferson County Fair, held every July, the Autumn Fest, held every October, and Septemberfest.
General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.
Jefferson Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Rock Valley College, Carroll College and at the Madison Area Technical College.