Since 1986, The community of Dodgeville and surrounding Iowa County have coordinated a special celebration honoring some of our greatest American heroes–our farmers. Recognizing the importance of agriculture to this largely rural area, the citizens developed Iowa County Farmers Appreciation Day held in Dodgeville on the second weekend of July each year.
The scenic beauty which surrounds Dodgeville is a natural work of art which lies in the heart of the unglaciated, driftless area. The area is geographically comprised of rolling farmlands, rugged sandstone bluffs and graceful wooded valleys.
Mineral Point was founded in 1827. By 1830, Mineral Point was where the action was. Mineral Point was the County seat, lead mining center, leading metropolis of the entire area it was all happening in Mineral Point.