Term: Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co.
A community in Jefferson Co. at latitude 425544N and longitude 0885013W
Description from John W. Hunt's 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer: "FORT ATKINSON, P. V., on section 3, town 5 N., of range 14 E., Jefferson county, being in the town of Koskonong, at the junction of Bark with Rock river. It is 6 miiles south of Jefferson, and 32 miles southeast from Madison. It derives its name from General [Henry] Atkinson, who built a temporary fort at this place during the Black Hawk war ¿ hence its name. Population 350, with 70 dwellings, 8 stores, 3 hotels, 1 steam saw mill, 3 tailors, 2 shoe, 3 blacksmith, 2 cooper, and 1 cabinet shops. 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist church."
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