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Madison is the capital o theU.S. state o Wisconsin and thecounty seat o Dane County. Aso July 1, 2011, Madison had anestimated population o 236,901,making it the second largest city in Wisconsin, aer Milwaukee,and the 81st largest in the UnitedStates. Te city orms the core o the United States Census Bureau’sMadison Metropolitan StatisticalArea, which includes all o DaneCounty and neighboring Iowaand Columbia counties. TeMadison Metropolitan StatisticalArea had a 2010 population o 568,593.Madison’s origins begin in 1829,when ormer ederal judge JamesDuane Doty purchased over athousand acres (4 km²) o swampand orest land on the isthmusbetween Lakes Mendota andMonona, with the intention o building a city in the Four Lakesregion. When the Wisconsinerritory was created in 1836 theterritorial legislature convenedin Belmont, Wisconsin. Oneo the legislature’s tasks was toselect a permanent locationor the territory’s capital. Doty lobbied aggressively or Madisonas the new capital, oeringbualo robes to the reezinglegislators and promising choiceMadison lots at discount pricesto undecided voters. He hadJames Slaughter plat two cities inthe area, Madison and “Te City o Four Lakes”, near present-day Middleton. Doty named the city Madison or James Madison,the ourth President o theU.S. who had died on June 28,1836 and he named the streetsor the other 39 signers o theU.S. Constitution. Althoughthe city existed only on paper,the territorial legislature votedon November 28 in avor o Madison as its capital, largely because o its location halway between the new and growingcities around Milwaukee in theeast and the long establishedstrategic post o Prairie du Chienin the west, and between thehighly populated lead miningregions in the southwest andWisconsin’s oldest city, Green Bay in the northeast. Being namedor the much-admired oundingather James Madison, who had just died, and having streetsnamed or each o the 39 signerso the Constitution, may havealso helped attract votes.
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Te cornerstone or theWisconsin capitol was laid in1837, and the legislature rstmet there in 1838. On October9, 1839, Kintzing Prichettregistered the plat o Madison atthe registrar’s ofce o the then-territorial Dane County. Madisonwas incorporated as a village in1846, with a population o 626.When Wisconsin became a statein 1848, Madison remained thecapital, and the ollowing year itbecame the site o the University o Wisconsin (now University o Wisconsin–Madison). TeMilwaukee & MississippiRailroad (a predecessor o theMilwaukee Road) connectedto Madison in 1854. Madisonincorporated as a city in 1856,with a population o 6,863,leaving the unincorporatedremainder as a separate own o Madison. Te original capitol wasreplaced in 1863 and the secondcapitol burned in 1904. Tecurrent capitol was built between1906 and 1917.During the Civil War, Madisonserved as a center o the UnionArmy in Wisconsin. Teintersection o Milwaukee, EastWashington, Winnebago andNorth Streets is known as UnionCorners, because a tavern locatedthere was the last stop or Unionsoldiers beore heading to ghtthe Conederates.

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