As the natural divide between the Wisconsin River and the Pecatonica River Watersheds, the Military Ridge has been a preferred overland route across this region of what is now Wisconsin for hundreds of years. Bison, French explorers, and American soldiers during the Blackhawk War have all used the naturally level and obstacle-free pathway.
Nestled against the bluffs of the Wisconsin River Valley, Mazomanie is an intriguing mix of history, nature, art and warm community spirit. The Downtown Historic District, comprised of 32 commercial and industrial buildings, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a unique collection of renovated storefronts and buildings from the mid 1800’s.
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.