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Term: Rock River

Definition: rising near Horicon Marsh in Dodge County, it drains prime farmland in Wisconsin's south-central counties; its watershed includes Watertown, Jefferson, Whitewater, Janesville and Beloit before it reaches the Mississippi near Rock Island, Illinois. From Increase Lapham's 1844 Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin:

"ROCK RIVER, Rises a few miles west of Fond du Lac, and running in a south and southeasterly direction, enters the Mississippi in the State of Illinois, one hundred and sixty-five miles below the south line of Wisconsin. It derives its name from some rocks near the mouth, seen in passing on the Mississippi, and not from its being more rocky than any other of the western rivers. The "Rock river country" is very favorably known for its fertility of soil, healthfulness, and for the beauty of its natural scenery. The numerous remains of an ancient people, and of their works found in its vicinity, indicate that this celebrity is not of recent date. ... The following table shows the extent and fall on these rapids, the distances alon the river from place to place, and the total elevation of each place above Lake Michigan, commencing at the mouth of Doty's river, near the north line of Dodge county, which is the head of natural navigation, and only eighteen miles from the southern extremity of Lake Winnebago:

Mouth of Doty's River [start]

Outlet of Winnebago Marsh 12 1/2 miles

Head of Hustis' rapids 12 1/4

Foot of rapids 3/4

Opposite La Belle Lake 27 1/4

Head of Peck's rapids 9

Head of mill pond 23

Foot of Johnson's rapids 2 1/8

Jefferson 18

Foot of Lake Koshkonong 19 1/2

Mouth of Crawfish 11 1/2

Head of Holmes' rapids 12

Foot of Holmes' rapids 1 1/2

State line of Illinois 16

Junction with Mississippi 165

Total 316 miles

... Steamboats have ascended this river as far as Beloit and in 1841, a small steamboat was built at Aztalan, and sent down the river. But until improved, its value for navigation will be principally confined to floating lumber, &c., down the stream..."

[Source: Wyman, Mark. The Wisconsin Frontier (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998).]

308 records found

Racine County [origin of place name]
Racine [brief history]
Racine, Racine Co.
Racine, Town of, Racine Co.
Radisson, Sawyer Co.
Radisson, Town of, Sawyer Co.
Radisson, Village of, Sawyer Co.
Radisson-Groseilliers Fort (Historic Marker Erecte
Radspur, Bayfield Co.
Rafting on the Mississippi (Historic Marker Erecte
Raimey, Mabel Wanda (1895-1986) (Historic Marker E
Rainbow Beach, Winnebago Co.
Raintree, Dane Co.
Randall [origin of place name]
Randall [origin of place name]
Randall, Burnett Co.
Randall, Town of, Kenosha Co.
Randolph, Columbia Co.
Randolph, Town of, Columbia Co.
Randolph, Village of, Dodge Co.
Random Lake [origin of place name]
Random Lake, Sheboygan Co.
Random Lake, Village of, Sheboygan Co.
Range Line Lake [origin of place name]
Range, Polk Co.
Rangeline, Marathon Co.
Rankin, Kewaunee Co.
Rantoul, Town of, Calumet Co.
Rantz, Oneida Co.
Rapides des Peres - Voyageur Park (Historic Marker
Rat River, Town of, Marinette Co.
Rathbun (Mitchell township) [origin of place name]
Rawley Point Lighthouse (Historic Marker Erected 1
Ray, Town of, Dane Co.
Raymond [origin of place name]
Raymond, Racine Co.
Raymond, Town of, Racine Co.
Raymore, Monroe Co.
Readfield, Waupaca Co.
Readstown [origin of place name]
Readstown, Vernon Co.
Readstown, Village of, Vernon Co.
Red Banks (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Red Banks, Brown Co.
Red Banks, Waupaca Co.
Red Cedar, Dunn Co.
Red Cedar, Town of, Dunn Co.
Red Cliff Reservation [origin of place name]
Red Cliff, Bayfield Co.
Red Cloud Park (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Red Cloud, Mitchell Jr. (1925-1950) (Historic Mark
Red Dog, Election precinct of, Grant Co.
Red Mound, Vernon Co.
Red River, Shawano Co.
Red River, Town of, Kewaunee Co.
Red Rock, Lafayette Co.
Red Springs, Town of, Shawano Co.
Redgranite, Village of, Waushara Co.
Redgranite, Waushara Co.
Redville [origin of place name]
Reed, Crawford Co.
Reedsburg [origin of place name]
Reedsburg, Sauk Co.
Reedsburg, Town of, Sauk Co.
Reedsville [origin of place name]
Reedsville, Manitowoc Co.
Reedsville, Village of, Manitowoc Co.
Reeseville [origin of place name]
Reeseville, Dodge Co.
Reeseville, Election precinct of, Iowa Co.
Reeseville, Village of, Dodge Co.
Reeve, Barron Co.
Regina, Shawano Co.
Reich Mobile Home Park, Green Lake Co.
Reid, Town of, Marathon Co.
Reifs Mills, Manitowoc Co.
Reighmoor, Winnebago Co.
Remington, Town of, Wood Co.
Requa, Jackson Co.
Reseburg, Clark Co.
Reseburg, Town of, Clark Co.
Reserve, Sawyer Co.
Reserve, Town of, Sawyer Co.
Rest Areas on the I-Roads (Historic Marker Erected
Retreat, Vernon Co.
Revolutionary War Veterans (Historic Marker Erecte
Rewey [origin of place name]
Rewey, Iowa Co.
Rewey, Village of, Iowa Co.
Rhine, Sheboygan Co.
Rhine, Town of, Sheboygan Co.
Rhineland, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Rhinelander [origin of place name]
Rhinelander, Oneida Co.
Rhodes Station (in Caledonia Township) [origin of
Rib Falls, Marathon Co.
Rib Falls, Town of, Marathon Co.
Rib Lake Lumber Company (Historic Marker Erected 1
Rib Lake [origin of place name]
Rib Lake, Taylor Co.
Rib Lake, Town of, Taylor Co.
Rib Lake, Village of, Taylor Co.
Rib Mountain, Marathon Co.
Rib Mountain, Town of, Marathon Co.
Rice Lake [brief history]
Rice Lake [origin of place name]
Rice Lake, Barron Co.
Rice Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Rice Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Richardson, Polk Co.
Richfield, Town of, Adams Co.
Richfield, Town of, Washington Co.
Richfield, Town of, Wood Co.
Richfield, Washington Co.
Richford, Town of, Waushara Co.
Richford, Waushara Co.
Richland Center [origin of place name]
Richland Center, Richland Co.
Richland County
Richland County [origin of place name]
Richland, Town of, Richland Co.
Richland, Town of, Rusk Co.
Richmond Township [origin of place name]
Richmond [origin of place name]
Richmond, Election precinct of, Richland Co.
Richmond, Town of, Richland Co.
Richmond, Town of, Shawano Co.
Richmond, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Richmond, Town of, Walworth Co.
Richmond, Walworth Co.
Richwood, Dodge Co.
Richwood, Town of, Richland Co.
Ricker Bay, Winnebago Co.
Ridgeland, Dunn Co.
Ridgeland, Village of, Dunn Co.
Ridgetop, Florence Co.
Ridgeville, Town of, Monroe Co.
Ridgeway, Iowa Co.
Ridgeway, Town of, Iowa Co.
Ridgeway, Village of, Iowa Co.
Riding the Interurban (Historic Marker Erected 199
Rietbrock [origin of place name]
Rietbrock, Town of, Marathon Co.
Riley, Dane Co.
Ring, Winnebago Co.
Ringle [origin of place name]
Ringle, Marathon Co.
Ringle, Town of, Marathon Co.
Ringling Brothers Circus (Historic Marker Erected
Ringlingville
Rio (Town of Otsego) [origin of place name]
Rio Creek, Kewaunee Co.
Rio, Columbia Co.
Rio, Village of, Columbia Co.
Riplinger, Clark Co.
Ripon College (Historic Marker Erected 1972)
Ripon [origin of place name]
Ripon, Fond du Lac Co.
Ripon, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Rising Sun [origin of place name]
Rising Sun, Crawford Co.
River Falls [origin of place name]
River Falls, Pierce Co.
River Falls, Town of, Pierce Co.
River Hills, Milwaukee Co.
River Hills, Village of, Milwaukee Co.
Rivermoor, Winnebago Co.
Riverside, Burnett Co.
Riverside, Lafayette Co.
Riverview, Douglas Co.
Riverview, Town of, Oconto Co.
Riverwood Estates, Dane Co.
Roberts Lake [origin of place name]
Roberts, St. Croix Co.
Roberts, Village of, St. Croix Co.
Robertson, Town of, Lincoln Co.
Roche a Cri (historical), Adams Co.
Roche a Cri Creek [origin of place name]
Roche-A-Cri State Park (Historic Marker Erected 19
Rochester, Racine Co.
Rochester, Town of, Racine Co.
Rochester, Village of, Racine Co.
Rock County [origin of place name]
Rock Creek, Town of, Dunn Co.
Rock Elm, Pierce Co.
Rock Elm, Town of, Pierce Co.
Rock Falls, Dunn Co.
Rock Falls, Town of, Lincoln Co.
Rock Island [origin of place name]
Rock Lake, Jefferson Co.
Rock Mill (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Rock River
Rock River Industry (Historic Marker Erected 1982)
Rock Springs [origin of place name]
Rock Springs, Sauk Co.
Rock Springs, Village of, Sauk Co.
Rock [origin of place name]
Rock, Town of, Rock Co.
Rock, Town of, Wood Co.
Rockaway Beach, Calumet Co.
Rockaway Beach, Winnebago Co.
Rockbridge (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Rockbridge, Richland Co.
Rockbridge, Town of, Richland Co.
Rockdale, Dane Co.
Rockdale, Village of, Dane Co.
Rockfield, Washington Co.
Rockland Township [origin of place name]
Rockland, La Crosse Co.
Rockland, Town of, Brown Co.
Rockland, Town of, Manitowoc Co.
Rockland, Village of, La Crosse Co.
Rockmont, Douglas Co.
Rockport, Rock Co.
Rockton, Vernon Co.
Rockville, Grant Co.
Rockville, Manitowoc Co.
Rockwood, Manitowoc Co.
Rocky Corners, Marathon Co.
Rocky Run, Columbia Co.
Rocky Run, Portage Co.
Rodell, Eau Claire Co.
Rodney (historical), Waushara Co.
Rogers, Samuel N. Sr. (1760-1852), Soldier of the
Rogersville, Fond du Lac Co.
Rogneys (historical), Jackson Co.
Rolling Acres, Dane Co.
Rolling Ground, Crawford Co.
Rolling Prairie, Dodge Co.
Rolling, Town of, Langlade Co.
Romance, Vernon Co.
Rome, Jefferson Co.
Rome, Town of, Adams Co.
Rome, Town of, Dane Co.
Rooney [origin of place name]
Roosevelt, Oneida Co.
Roosevelt, Town of, Burnett Co.
Roosevelt, Town of, Taylor Co.
Root River, Racine Co. [origin of place name]
Rosalietown [origin of place name]
Rose Lawn, Shawano Co.
Rose, Town of, Waushara Co.
Rosecrans, Manitowoc Co.
Rosendale Center, Fond du Lac Co.
Rosendale Township [origin of place name]
Rosendale, Fond du Lac Co.
Rosendale, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Rosendale, Village of, Fond du Lac Co.
Rosewood, Racine Co.
Rosholt [origin of place name]
Rosholt, Portage Co.
Rosholt, Village of, Portage Co.
Rosiere, Door Co.
Ross Crossing, Green Co.
Ross, Town of, Forest Co.
Ross, Vernon Co.
Rostok, Kewaunee Co.
Rothschild, Marathon Co.
Rothschild, Village of, Marathon Co.
Round Lake [origin of place name]
Round Lake, Town of, Sawyer Co.
Rouse, Iron Co.
Route of Abraham Lincoln, 1832 and 1859 (Historic
Rowley's Bay [origin of place name]
Rowley, Town of, Manitowoc Co.
Rowleys Bay, Door Co.
Roxbury [origin of place name]
Roxbury, Dane Co.
Roxbury, Town of, Dane Co.
Roy's Bay (Madeline Island) [origin of place name]
Royalton, Town of, Waupaca Co.
Royalton, Waupaca Co.
Rozellville, Marathon Co.
Rube, Manitowoc Co.
Rubicon River, Dodge Co.
Rubicon [origin of place name]
Rubicon, Dodge Co.
Rubicon, Town of, Dodge Co.
Ruby, Chippewa Co.
Ruby, Town of, Chippewa Co.
Rubys Corner, Marinette Co.
Rudolph, Town of, Wood Co.
Rudolph, Village of, Wood Co.
Rudolph, Wood Co.
Rugby Junction, Washington Co.
Rum River (Minnesota)
Rural Electrification (Historic Marker Erected 196
Rural, Waupaca Co.
Rush Lake [origin of place name]
Rush Lake, Winnebago Co.
Rush River, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Rushford, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Rusk County [origin of place name]
Rusk, Dunn Co.
Rusk, Town of, Burnett Co.
Rusk, Town of, Rusk Co.
Russell [origin of place name]
Russell [origin of place name]
Russell, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Russell, Town of, Lincoln Co.
Russell, Town of, Sheboygan Co.
Russell, Trempealeau Co.
Rustic Road (Historic Marker Erected 1976)
Rutland [origin of place name]
Rutland, Dane Co.
Rutland, Town of, Dane Co.
Rutledge, Grant Co.
Ryans Corner, Kewaunee Co.

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