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Welcome to Edgerton ...

The city of Edgerton is primarily located in Rock County<1>. A portion of Edgerton extends into Dane County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Edgerton has a population of 5,624 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Edgerton.

Edgerton is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Edgerton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Edgerton: 53534<4>

Websites for Edgerton ...

Official Website: www.cityofedgerton.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Edgerton had an population of 5,624 people. This is an increase of 2.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edgerton had a population of 5,461 people. This makes Edgerton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Edgerton represents 0.1% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,461 people, the population of Edgerton increased 10.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,933 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Edgerton.

Communities Also Named Edgerton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Edgerton - they are located in Alberta, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Edgerton.

Communities near Edgerton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Edgerton.

  • Janesville [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
    • Janesville [Rock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Edgerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
  • Whitewater [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitewater
    • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Edgerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewater
  • Stoughton [Dane County]
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    • Stoughton [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Edgerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,218 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoughton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoughton
  • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County]
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    • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Edgerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Atkinson
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oregon [Dane County]
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      • Oregon [Dane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Edgerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • McFarland [Dane County]
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      • McFarland [Dane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Edgerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Jefferson [Jefferson County]
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      • Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Edgerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Cottage Grove [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
      • Cottage Grove [Dane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Edgerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,158 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Edgerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Milton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Rock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Edgerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Edgerton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Edgerton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Edgerton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Edgerton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edgerton. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Edgerton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edgerton ...

Looking for more information about Edgerton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Edgerton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Edgerton.

Adding Edgerton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Edgerton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Edgerton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Edgerton on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Edgerton on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Edgerton: www.cityofedgerton.com/

The official website for Rock County: www.co.rock.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Rock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Edgerton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edgerton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Edgerton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Edgerton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edgerton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edgerton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EdgertonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8335, Longitude: -89.0694    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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