Historical Markers

Dane County Historical Society Marker Program

Approximately every year since 1963, the Dane County Historical Society erects a marker that notes a person, site, or event that was significant in the history of Dane County, WI.  There are currently 47 markers in Dane County.  A list of markers with their locations and a brief description can be found here.

To suggest a marker, please complete the Historical Marker Application and return to the Dane County Historical Society via email. If you have questions or comments regarding existing markers, please contact the Society.

Dane County Historical Society Markers
Interactive Map

For more information for each of our 47 historical markers, click on a marker icon below. Clicking on an icon will redirect you to a pop-up page with more info and a link to the Historical Marker Database website. HMDB.org is a catalog of historical markers nationwide that includes several current photos, the full marker text, and additional mapping features.

Wisconsin Historical Society Marker Program

The Wisconsin Historical Society also has an active historic marker program that has placed over 575 historic markers throughout the state.  The Wisconsin Historical Markers Program is administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Field Services. Their full list of markers which is available here. Visit their website for more information about the State Historical Society Marker program.