When completed in 2009, this series of 20 Rock County, Wisconsin townships guides will comprehensively assemble historical information, highlight pioneer biographies, identify related holdings in the RCGS Library and offer links to relevant web sites for further research. Additions and corrections to this information are welcome and should be forwarded to Rock County Genealogical Society, PO Box 711, Janesville, WI 53547 or emailed to RCGS.WI@gmail.com.
To open an individual Rock County Township Guide, click on a township name from the list or click the township map below:
Clicking Rock Co. townships in this map open links to their RCGS Township Guides.
Clicking names of border counties of Green, Dane & Jefferson Counties, WI and Winnebago & Boone Counties, IL opens links to their USGenWeb county web sites.
Clicking names of border counties of Green, Dane & Jefferson Counties, WI and Winnebago & Boone Counties, IL opens links to their USGenWeb township web sites.
Rock County, Wisconsin Townships - General Resources
Libraries and Archives for Rock County, Wisconsin Hedberg Public Library
Address: 316 S. Main St., Janesville, WI 53545
Web page: Janesville Hedberg Public Library
Edgerton Public Library
Address: 101 Albion St., Edgerton, WI 53534
Web page: Edgerton Public Library
Milton Public Library
Address: 430 E. High St., Milton, WI 53563
Web page: Milton Public Library
Beloit Public Library
Address: 409 Pleasant St., Beloit, WI 53511
Web page: Beloit Public Library
Clinton Public Library
Address: 214 Mill St., Clinton, WI 53525
Web page: Clinton Public Library
Eager Free Public Library
Address:39 W. Main St., Evansville, WI 53536
Web page: Eager Public Library
Orfordville Public Library
Address:203 W. Beloit St., Orfordville, WI 53576
Web page: Orfordville Public Library
Rock County Historical Society – Archives
Mailing Address: PO Box 8096, Janesville, WI 53547-8096
Location: Wilson-King Stone House, 931 Mineral Point Ave. (corner of N. Jackson St. & Mineral Point Ave.), Janesville, WI Adjacent to Tallman House Museum: 440 N. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53545
Web Site: Rock County Historical Society
Rock County Courthouse
Address: 51 S. Main St., Janesville, WI 53545
Phone: 608-757-5656 Register of Deeds, 608-757-5635 Register in Probate
Web Site: Rock County Courthouse
Rock County Genealogical Society - Library
Mailing address: PO Box 711, Janesville, WI 53547-0711
Location: Wilson-King Stone House, corner of N. Jackson St. & Mineral Point Ave., Janesville, WI Adjacent to Tallman House Museum: 44 N Jackson St., Janesville, WI
Web Site: RCGS
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Area Research Center
Address: Harold Andersen Library, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Web page: UW Whitewater Area Research Center
University of Wisconsin-Rock County Library
Address: 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, WI 53546
Web page: UW-Rock Co. Library
Beloit College Library
Address: 731 College St., Beloit, WI 53511
Web page: Beloit College Library
Books for Rock County, Wisconsin Rock County Wisconsin a New History of Its Cities, Villages, Townships, Citizens and Varied Interests, from the Earliest Times Up to Date, By William Fiske Brown, C.F. Cooper & Co., Chicago, 1908.
Portrait & Biographical Album Rock County, Wisconsin, Acme Pub. Co, Chicago, 1889.
The History of Rock County Wisconsin, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879.
Know Rock County 1848-1948, Rock County Board of Supervisors, 1948.
A New Complete Gazetteer of the United States, By Thomas Baldwin and J. Thomas, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia, 1854.
Wisconsin Gazetteer, By John Warren Hunt, Beriah Brown, Madison, 1853.
History of Rock County & Transactions of the Rock County Agricultural Society & Mechanics’ Institute, Wm. M. Doty, 1856.
Maps & Atlases for Rock County, Wisconsin Plat Books for Rock County, Wisconsin - Combination Atlas Map of Rock County Wisconsin, Everts, Basking and Stewart, Chicago, IL, 1873.
Plat Book of Rock County, Wisconsin, C.M. Foote & Co., 1891.
Atlas & Plat Book Rock County Wisconsin, By Thrift Press, Rockford, IL, 1929?
Rock County Plat Book, Hennessey & Co., East Troy, WI, 1940.
Rock County Plat Map 1955
Rock County Official Farm Plat Book & Directory 1970, National Map & Pub. Co., Madison, WI.
Land Atlas & Plat Book Rock County, 1990 and 1994, Rockford Map Pub., Rockford, IL.
Directories for Rock County, Wisconsin Rock County, Wisconsin Farm Directory, Universal Pub., Minneapolis, MN, 1928. (reprinted by Origins, Janesville, WI, 2000)
Rock County, Wisconsin Directory, Johnson Pub., Co., Manitowoc, WI, 1937/38.
Rock County, Wisconsin Farm Directory, Engstrom Pub., 1957, 1959, 1971, 1974, 1977.