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About Watertown Wisconsin

Watertown is a city in both Dodge and Jefferson counties Wisconsin along the Rock River halfway between Milwaukee and Madison. With a population of 23,030, living in Watertown offers residents a great suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Watertown there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Watertown. The public schools in Watertown are above average.


Where is Watertown On A Map?

Watertown Wisconsin map

Watertown, Wisconsin. Coordinates: 43°12′N 88°43′W

What is Watertown Known For?

Watertown Wisconsin Octagon House
The city is the home of the first kindergarten in the United States, started in 1856 by Margarethe Schurz, wife of statesman Carl Schurz; the building that housed this kindergarten is now located on the grounds of the Octagon House Museum in Watertown.¹

Watertown Station

The Chicago and North Western Depot in Watertown, Wisconsin, United States, is a railroad depot built in 1903 and operated by the Chicago and North Western Railway.[2] The station served passengers from 1903 to June 1950[3]. Afterward, it serviced freight trains until 1976. It has since been converted into a florist shop. The Union Pacific Railroad‘s single-tracked Clyman Subdivision remains in front of the depot.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and on the State Register of Historic Places in 1989.[4]