Dane County

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Dane County is named for Nathan Dane, who was a Massachusetts delegate to the Congress of the Confederation and who helped carve Wisconsin out of the Northwest Territory.


Created:  December 7, 1836

County Seat: 

Madison  1839 – present


County Courthouse – Madison


Location:  215 South Hamilton Street / Wilson Street

Built:  2003 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Durrant Architects

Contractor:  Miron Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces west and is a ten story brick, stone, concrete and glass structure. The building forms a triangle with small square windows. The first story has columns with a recessed glass wall. On the upper section is a large glass wall. The roof is flat.

Old County Courthouse – Madison




Location:  210 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard / Doty Street

Built:  1955 – 1957

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Holabird, Root and Burgee of Chicago and Law, Law, Potter and Nystrom of Madison

Contractor:  B Perni and Sons Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts


Description:  The building faces north and is a seven story concrete and glass structure. The north front has a projecting center section with glass doors and cemet grill work on the second level. The roof line is flat. The building servered as a courthouse until 2005 and now serves as the Madisin City Hall.


See:  The Wisconsin Supreme Court is located in the county.



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E – Dodge County and Jefferson County

S – Rock County and Green County

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Photos taken 2008 and 2015