The Founding and Early History of Madison

Madison History

Our capital city has been occupied for thousands of years, was home to fur-traders and Indians in the early 19th century, was selected capital in 1836, and became a city in 1856. This collection of documents, pictures, articles, museum objects, essays and other sources was created in 2006 for the city's sesquicentennial, and brings together primary sources and interpretive essays on early Madison history.

Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: Wisconsin Historical Society
Pub Data: Published April 2006 at
Citation: Use the bibliographic data that accompanies each document collected here. End you citation with the phrase, " Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/22/2018