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Term: Iron Ridge, Dodge Co.

Definition:

A community in Dodge Co. at latitude 432359N and longitude 0883157W


Description from John W. Hunt's 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer: "IRON RIDGE, P. V., in town of Hubbard, on section 13, town 11 N., of range 16 E., of Dodge county, 8 miles east from Juneau, and 50 miles northeast from Madison. It was first settled in 1849, and is on the Milwaukee and Mayville plank road, in a good farming region of land, with abundance of water, and an inexhaustible bed of the best quality of iron, occupying about 80 acres of surface, and from 10 to 50 feet deep. Population 60; with 15 dwellings, 1 store, 1 hotel, 1 mill, 2 asheries, 1 pearl-house and saleratus manufactory."

[Source: U.S. Geographic Names Information Server]

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