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Dane County
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Cottage Grove Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

These photos were generously taken and contributed to these pages by Larry & Linda Kopet!   Please take a moment to thank them for this terrific resource!  Use your back browser button to return to this page. Please note that these generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery.

Aldrich, Caroline
Arthur, Mandy S.
Barrows, Nathan G.
Barrows, Willard S.
Beecher, Family
Beecher, Isaac S. and Ira T.
Black, Eliza
Black, Margaret
Black, Thomas
Brown, Adelia C.
Brown, Lucinda Farr
Brown, Minerva F.
Brown, Roswell
Bryant, Charlotte
Bulman, Gene
Bulman, Wm. F.
Burnham, Cyrus C.
Cook, Alexander
Cook, Elisabeth
Crandall, Luke B.
Crane, Dr. William and Olive
Crummey, John
Curtiss, Esther E. Prouty
Dailey, Sarah A.
Daily, and Burman Family
Davison, James
Davison, Margaret
Davison, Robert
Deline, Martha L.
Dorman, Wm. and Catherine
Drakeley, and Thomas Family
Drakeley, Family
Drakeley, Jennie R. Burwell
Drakeley, Lucretia C.
Drakeley, Robert
Drakeley, Selina
Drohman, Anna M.
Dukelow, Phillis J.
Farr, Horatio
Gallagher, Daniel
Gallagher, Martha Ann and Harr
Gallagher, Mary
Gallagher, Mary A.
Gallagher, Robert and Ann
Gaston, Ray V.
Gaston, Roy
Grover, James
Hacker, Christina
Hammond, Alexander
Hammond, Caroline S.
Hammond, Edith E.
Hammond, Family
Harris, Allen L. and Mary E.
Harris, Edgar B.
Haskell, Abbie B.
Haskell, Sylvia
Hegus, Laura A.
Henderson, Mary J.
Holcomb, Caroline L.
Holmes, Jacob
Holmes, James E.
Holmes, Jennett
Holmes, Thomas W.
Howard, Dr. Rufus
Huston, D.
Huston, David
Huston, John and Alisha
Huston, Leroy
Kennedy, Thomas
Morrison, Unclear T.
Nichols, Harriet
Orr, John and Margaret
Sanders, Helen F.C.
Shannon, Sarah
Slauter, Ephraim
Slauter, Frances M.
Slauter, Henry B.
Smith, Aureliss M.
Smith, Deborah
Starks, Mary A.
Starks, Sarah Adell
Taylor, Delbert C.
Titus, Nancy L.
Tomlinson, Johnie E.
Tomlinson, Joseph D. and Perme
VanArnam, Betsey E.
VanArnam, Hiram
VanArnam, Joseph F.
VanArnam, R.
Waterman, Albert and Gastun

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WISCONSIN MUNICIPALITIES: Cities Towns, and Villages, often referred to as 'municipalities' in Wisconsin law, are the governmental units that relate most directly to citizens' everyday lives.

TOWNS, like counties, were created by the state to provide basic municipal services. Rooted in New England and New York tradition, town government came to Wisconsin with the settlers, but Wisconsin towns were not like their Eastern counterparts that reflected the existing patterns of local settlement. In Wisconsin, towns are geographical subdivisions of counties. Towns originally served (and for the most part they continue to serve) rural areas. Towns govern those areas of Wisconsin not included in the corporate boundaries of cities and villages.

The difference between "township" and "town" often confuses the public. In Wisconsin, "township' refers to the surveyor's township which was laid out to identify land parcels within a county. Theoretically. a township is a square tract of land, measuring six miles on a side for a total of 36 square miles in the unit. Each township is divided into 36 sections. "Town", as the word is used in Wisconsin, denotes a specific unit of government. It's boundaries may coincide with the surveyor's township or it may look quite different. A Town may include one, parts of or several townships.

CITIES and VILLAGES, often referred to as "incorportated areas", govern territory where population is more concentrated. In general, minimum population for incorporation as a village is 150 residents for an isolated village and 2,500 for a metropolitan village located in a more densely settled area. For cities, the minimums are 1,000 and 5,000 respectively. As cities and villages are incorporated, they are carved out of the town territory and become independent units no longer subject to the town's control. The remainder of the town may take on a 'Swiss cheese" configuration as its area is reduced.

[Information above taken from "State of Wisconsin Blue Book 1997-1998"]

ProjectCopyright Notice: These generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery. The source for many of the cemetery names and placenames on these pages come from Cemetery Locations in Wisconsin, 3rd edition, compiled by Linda M. Herrick and Wendy K. Uncapher. The book is published by Origins at 4327 Milton Ave. Janesville, WI 53546. All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator and/or contributor. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another site without specific permission from Tina Vickery [] and/or their contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissable to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.

This page was last updated 20 November 2012