Jefferson County

The picturesque Rock River winds through Jefferson County, setting the scene for fishing and boating excursions. Ideally situated between the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee and Madison, this area offers a pleasant mixture of urban accessibility and rural life. With easy access via the I-94 and I-90 highway system, the County is characterized by rich agricultural areas, thriving family-oriented communities, diversified manufacturing, and highly valued natural resources.

Jefferson County has many historic sites dating back to the early 1800’s. They reflect the rich history and architecture of the past. Historical sites of interest include: the famous Octagon House and America’s First Kindergarten in Watertown; the one-of-a-kind National Dairy Shrine and Hoard Historical Museum, the Panther Intaglio mound, and the Old Fort in Fort Atkinson; the archaeologically significant Indian Mounds and Trail County Park along Lake Koshkonong; the Jefferson Historical Museum; and the Aztalan Historical Museum adjacent to the Aztalan State Park.

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Jefferson County Tourism Council

P.O. Box 243 • Jefferson, WI 53549

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