Edgerton is located in northern Rock County in south central Wisconsin. Edgerton appreciates a small-town atmosphere while still being close to big city life. Rivers, streams, lakes and two city parks provide excellent recreation areas for the picnicker, hiker, hunter or fisherman. Camping and cross-country skiing are popular seasonal pastimes. Tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and two golf courses greet the sports enthusiast. The region is rich in cultural opportunities ranging from community and professional theater to concerts and art galleries. Many area antique shops attract both browsers and collectors.
Whether you want to explore, shop, dine or just relax, you’ll find Edgerton is a precious gem waiting to be discovered in Rock County. Edgerton’s downtown is a treasure trove of history. Its museums, points of interest and historic buildings take you to another era when the town was “The Tobacco Capital of the World.” In the downtown area you will find old tobacco warehouses and the Edgerton Rail Road Depot, a local Victorian landmark slated for complete renovation. All stand as monuments to the town’s past.
Edgerton is located 20 minutes from Janesville, 30 minutes from Beloit and 35 minutes from Madison on US Highway 51. Rockford is only an hour away, Milwaukee 1.75 hours, and Chicago 2.25 hours away.
The total population is 5461.