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lafayette County

Land of History and Adventure

FARMING, OUTDOOR RECREATION, AND WISCONSIN HISTORY ARE THE HALLMARKS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY.  LAFAYETTE COUNTY PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE STATE'S BEGINNINGS.  SETTLERS ARRIVED IN THE EARLY 1820s TO MINE THE LEAD IN THE REGION.  THEY HAD NO TIME TO BUILD PERMANENT HOMES, SO THEY DUG CRUDE DWELLINGS INTO THE HILLSIDES, RESEMBLING BADGER HOLES.  THESE RUSTIC HOMESTEADS INSPIRED WISCONSIN'S NICKNAME AS THE BADGER STATE.

Lafayette County

ARGYLE • BELMONT • BENTON • BLANCHARDVILLE • BROWNTOWN • CUBA CITY • DARLINGTON • GRATIOT • MONTICELLO • NEW DIGGINGS • SHULLSBURG • SOUTH WAYNE • WIOTA

When the Wisconsin Territory was established in 1836, Lafayette County housed the First Capitol in Belmont. Two restored buildings are open for prearranged tours: the Council House, which is furnished much like it was when the territorial legislature met there, and the Supreme Court building.

Shullsburg was the third established community in Wisconsin. The area boasted the most productive lead mining in the country leading to a population boom in the 1820s.

Lafayette County is farm country. With 1,400 farms, Lafayette County’s economy depends on agriculture more than any other county in Wisconsin.

Lafayette County is also a haven for those seeking nature and outdoor recreation. Hiking, bicycling, fishing, hunting, canoeing, swimming, ATV riding, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling are all available in Lafayette County’s scenic Driftless countryside.

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Wolf Creek
Water Street Cafe
The Corner Pub
The Burg
Shullsburg Creamery
Rippers
Mound View RV
Roelli Cheese
Yellowstone Lake Chalet Campground
Lake Joy Campground
McCarville s My Turn Pub
Village of Argyle
Yellowstone Hills Cabins
Viking Scoop
Toy Train Barn
Massage Works Salon
Main Street Sip
Sports Page
Lead Region Lodging
Outsiders Bar
Lucky Cow
Kingsley Crossing
DAT Campground
Good Fellas Tavern
Eliza House
Drift Inn Cabins
Darlington Inn
Darlington Country Club
Darlington Chamber
Brooke Rose Designs
Central 52
BCPI
j.a.c.e Boutique
Historic Argyle
Gravity Hill
Gleason Cattle Co. & Meats
Cushman's Greenhouse
City Service Brewing
Blue Ash Farm
Belmont Quality Inn
Advance Shullsburg
Yellowstone Golf Course
Yellowstone Dairy Restaurant
Rachel Rays Pub and Grill
Hawk's Mill Winery
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