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Sneath, Thomas S. / A directory of the city of Stoughton, and the villages of Edgerton, Milton and Milton Junction

Historical sketch,   pp. [74]-88

Page [74]

i tVicad Iketdx.
The village of Edgerton, in the township of Fulton, is sit-
uated on the line of the Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad,
seventy-one miles west of Milwaukee, one and a half miles
from Rock river, twenty-six miles east of Madison, and one
mile south of the line of Dane county. T.\fi rst settlers
within the vicinity of the village were Robert and Daniel
Stone and William Squires, who arrived about 1836. In
1843 Thomas Quigy located and claimed sixty acres, a
portion of which included the land now occupTed by the
railroad depot. Lucius M. Page next purchased eighty
acres on the north side of the depot. In 1853 the village
was lad Qut by L. M. Page, H. S. Swift, Adin Burdick, and
D. C. R. Head., The first building erected within the limits
of the platted village was a shanty built by Dr. Head for
the accommodatioi of the laborers working in his brick-
yard and stood onAlbion street. The first dwelling houd-
wsrec  by D. F. Coon in the spring of 1853, and was
lumber which. composed his house at Newville.
ose stood n Albion street, on the lot now occupied
byM.Mbet     In the fall of the same yea  Roswef,
Ro inn bruh from Catfish the-lumber of a mathous
an  cnsructed the dwelling in which he :still resde
onMin stret. Ira. Pierce, the first builder wholoae
intevillage, constructed  the next  two  hue
erced  hich  were those of Ferdinand  Davisan
an  rcllci ha  helmbrcame from Milaket
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