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Town of Germantown

Official Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI

Town of Germantown

Official Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI

Town of Germantown

Official Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI

Town park

Town of Germantown

Official Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI

Town of Germantown

Official Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI

Town of Germantown's shop

Town of Germantown

Official Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI

Germantown Town Hall Office Hours are 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

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The town Yard Waste Dump will closed for safety reasons during gun-deer hunting starting on Saturday, Nov 18 through Sunday, Nov 26.
It will re-open for daylight hours only beginning on Monday, November 27.

2017 Personal Property and Real Estate taxes will be mailed in December. 

Pay personal property taxes here!

The Town Hall AND the Town Park are available to rent for your meetings or special events. Check our calendar to make sure it is available, then go to the Forms & Permits page for more information.

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— The Township of Germantown lies in the central plain of Wisconsin, midway between the cities of Madison and LaCrosse, ten miles from Interstate 90/94. Germantown is surrounded by the Townships of Necedah, Clearfield, Lisbon, Lemonweir, and Marion. Our Community Center, Town Hall, and Germantown Park are located at:

Town of Germantown
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, Wisconsin 53950
(View location on a map)

YARD WASTE DUMP

Germantown has a yard waste dump available to Germantown residents only. This dump is for yard waste only. This means grass clippings, leaves, small branches and pine needles – ONLY! No construction material, large tree limbs, stumps, rocks, dirt, etc. Also – if you bring bags full of leaves, you need to empty the bags and take them with you. No DEER CARCASSES, as well.

Brief History

Dominant water features in the Township are  the Wisconsin River, Castle Rock Lake, and the Yellow and Little Yellow Rivers.   The Lake and the Wisconsin River serve as the  border on the east with Adams County.

Woodlands constitute 39% of the Township.  Much of the land would be considered wooded residential and recreational property.

The Village of Germantown was situated at the junction of the Wisconsin and Yellow Rivers. Its first settlers were Walter Gaige and Jacob Gundlach, who came in 1851. The Village was named after the large number of German settlers that came to the area and it was incorporated as a 30 block town on the Wisconsin River in 1855. When its population peaked in the 1880’s, Germantown had four sawmills, a church, Post Office, school, dance hall, blacksmith shop, hotel, saloon, and the first brewery in Juneau County. The Germantown Ferry ran across the Wisconsin River to Quincy, Adams County and back.

The Germantown Cemetery, which still exists today near Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, was the main cemetery in the area. Bodies from the Werner Cemetery were moved to the Germantown Cemetery when the lake was flooded.

The plans for the two lakes and dams began in the late 1920’s by the Wisconsin River Power Company. The buildings in Germantown were disassembled and used for houses in Mauston and the area became the Castle Rock County Park. The site of Werner was submerged beneath the waters of the lake. The same lake waters that submerged its early beginnings have, in recent years, led to the remarkable growth that the town is experiencing. The Castle Rock and Petenwell Lakes and Dams, completed in 1950, opened up a new era for both Juneau and Adams Counties.

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Thursday 11/23 0%
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Friday 11/24 40%
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Saturday 11/25 10%
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