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History in Rock County

Rock County's name originated from a reference that Native American and New England area settlers coined for a prominent rock that jutted out from the Rock River. This rock still remains quite visible in Janesville's Monterey Park. To learn more about Rock County's places of historic significance, including many that possess State and/or National recognition, please visit the Rock County Historical Society (608.756.4509), the 2017 Rock County Tourism Guide, or any of the following links.