One of the few villages that did not grow up around a mill site, the birth of Spring Green is attributed to the railroad and Spring Green has the honor of being the site of the first railroad connection within the boundaries of Sauk County. The early history of Spring Green can be viewed by clicking below:
The origin of the village of Rock Springs, like many communities, is inextricably linked to geographical features. Located at the confluence of Narrows Creek and the Baraboo River, the settlement sprang up around the mills that harnessed the available water power. The settlement was originally called Ableman after its biggest promoter, Colonel Stephen Van Rensselaer Ableman, an almost larger-than-life figure. The video of the early history of Rock Springs and the area can be viewed by clicking here: ROCK SPRINGS 101.