Term: Primrose [origin of place name]
Definition: This town was named by Mrs. R. Speers, in 1848, at a meeting held at the schoolhouse. She had heard her father sing an old song commencing, "On Primrose hill there lived a lass," and suggested the name Primrose. Much talk was occasioned because the town was named by a woman.
[Source: History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 916.]