Introduction to Milton, Wisconsin
Milton, Wisconsin, in Rock county, is 7 miles NE of Janesville, Wisconsin and 55 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Janesville-Beloit metropolitan area with. Milton’s population is approximately 5,132.
The City of Milton was founded after Milton Junction and Milton merged in 1967. The city was originally known as Prairie du Lac, but was renamed in honor of John Milton, the author of "Paradise Lost." In 1838, Joseph Goodrich became the first white man to settle in the area. He built an inn called the Milton House, which stands today as a museum.
Milton and nearby Attractions
- Milton House Museum
- Palmer Park
- Angel Museum
- Oakridge Golf Course
- Hoard Historical Museum
- La Follette County Park
Things To Do In Milton
The Milton House Museum provides insight into the area’s history. Local parks include the Hilltop Park, the Goodrich Park, Central Park, Liberty Park, North Park and La Mar Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Oakridge Golf Course. The Viking County Park, Aztalan State Park, Lake Kegonsa State Park and La Follette County Park are all accessible from Milton as well.
Dane County Regional Airport is nearby.
Milton Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Madison Area Technical College and Rock Valley College.