The Town of Monroe/Adams County was first settled by European/caucasian groups along the Wisconsin River in the 1820-1830’s when the fur trade was changing to a logging trade. The territory was home to the Ho-Chunk and Menominee Native Americans and still considered part of Michigan Territory.

In the late1850-1860’s (before and after the 1962 Homestead Act) farmers started homesteading in the Town of Monroe. See ‘Beginnings’
for more early Adams County information.

Adams County Wisconsin Historical Society (click here)

Historical Photos