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Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA

Jefferson Township was first settled by Rodney J. Currier and Andrew Lansing in December 1836 when they built a cabin in the northwest quarter of Section 10. By October 1837 a building that housed a tavern, trading post, and courthouse was built at the present site of the Jefferson County Courthouse.

What is now the City of Jefferson operated under Town government until 1857, when the City of Jefferson was incorporated. The first settlers in the area of Helenville were John Walther, Christian Horn, Bernhard Keller, and "Old Man" Haag. The first general store was opened by Christian Lory in 1849. Helenville was named in honor of the wife of Orgies Bullwinkel who was the first postmaster. The post office was established on February 25, 1851.

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  • 1854 - Jefferson
    Jefferson, a township in the S. W. central part of Jefferson co., Wisconsin, intersected by Rock river. Population, 1610.

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    Jefferson, Wis., in 1860
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    St Colleta's Convent, Jefferson, Wis.
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    Jefferson, a banking city, capital of Jefferson co., Wis., on the Rock River, at the mouth of the Crawfish River, and on the Chicago and Northwestern ...Read MORE...


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    Fountain in High School Yard, Jefferson, Wis.
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Jefferson, Wis., in 1860
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Fountain in High School Yard, Jefferson, Wis.
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  • 1854 - Jefferson
    Jefferson, a township in the S. W. central part of Jefferson co., Wisconsin, intersected by Rock river. Population, 1610.

    Jefferson, a thriving... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Jefferson
    Jefferson, a post-town, capital of Jefferson co., Wis., in a township of the same name, and on Rock River, at the mouth of the Crawfish River, about... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Jefferson, a banking city, capital of Jefferson co., Wis., on the Rock River, at the mouth of the Crawfish River, and on the Chicago and Northwestern ... Read MORE...

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