Term: North Freedom [origin of place name]
Definition: Village located in the northern part of the town of Freedom, hence North Freedom. Where the roads meet in the center of the section was originally called Hackett's Corners from the families residing there. When the railroad was built two plats were made, one called Bloom for George W. Bloom and one called North Freedom. Afterwards, Bloom station was changed to North Freedom. Iron ore used for paint was later discovered and the name became Bessemer in honor of Sir Henry Bessemer, who invented the process of reducing iron ore. The name of North Freedom was later decided upon.
[Source: Cole. Baraboo and Other Place Names of Sauk County.]