BLACK EARTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY


Black Earth, Wisconsin




-Recollection Wisconsin


Recollection Wisconsin is a searchable digital collection of photographs, oral histories, maps, and documents. So far, it contains 25 records pertaining to Black Earth, such as this c1890 map of Oak Hill Cemetery. Begun in 2005, Recollection Wisconsin is a collaborative digitization program from the Black Earth Public Library, Wisconsin Library System, Wisconsin Historical Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee Public Museum, Wisconsin Department of Public Instructions, and the Nicholas Family Foundation.




-Mazomanie Historical Society

Black Earth has a shared history with nearby Mazomanie. The Mazomanie Historical Society website features a considerable amount of information about our local history including documents, plat and insurance maps, and digital copies of the Mazomanie Sickle newspaper from the 1874 through 1919 among other resources.



-Vermont Lutheran Church Cemetery

The Vermont Lutheran Church Cemetery in the town of Vermont lists a directory with map. The church was established in 1856 by Norwegian immigrant farmers. The church has been holding a Lutefisk dinner since the 1920s, according to its website, now serving about 1,000 people each October.




-Find A Grave - Oak Hill Cemetery

Find A Grave is an online database created in 1995 for locating burial graves worldwide searchable by name. It also may include photographs, cemetery information, biographies and other family information. Oak Hill Cemetery in Black Earth may be found on Find A Grave.

-Halfway Prairie School

Halfway Prairie School is the oldest existing rural elementary school in Dane County. It is located in the nearby town of Mazomanie just north of Black Earth, and part of a recently-expanded Halfway Prairie School County Park. Additional information about Halfway Prairie may be found at wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.com or Friends of Old Halfway Prairie School on Facebook.

-Dane County Historical Society

The Dane County Historical Society maintains a limited amount of online resources including county plat maps.





-Wisconsin First Nations

Educational resource for the teaching of Native Nations of Wisconsin.