Dodge County, Wisconsin

County: Dodge

State: Wisconsin

Lat/Long: 43.4167, -88.7000

Dodge County, Wisconsin is a county in southeastern Wisconsin. Located west of Milwaukee, Dodge County came into existence on December 7, 1836, when the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature organized it from Brown and Milwaukee counties. In 1838, the Territorial Legislature added portions of Portage County to Dodge County. From its inception, the county was attached to Milwaukee County for judicial and administrative purposes, but in 1840, the Territorial Legislature enacted legislation allowing the county to organize its own government. The Wisconsin Legislature further adjusted the borders of the county in 1856 and 1858 before establishing its permanent boundaries. Juneau is the county seat.

Frank R. Abate, ed., American Places Dictionary (Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1994), 3:949; Louise Phelps Kellogg, “Organization, Boundaries, and Names of Wisconsin Counties,” Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting Held October 21, 1909 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1910), 192-93; The History of Dodge County, Wisconsin (Chicago: Western Historical, 1880), 323.