Cottage Grove WI Homes for Sale

Small community just east of Madison

Cottage Grove is located about 5 miles east of Madison. The population was 6,248 at the 2010 census. A suburb of Madison, it shares a school district with Monona (Monona Grove School District).

The village was named from a settler’s cottage in a grove near the town site. The Township was surveyed in 1834. It became a separate township in 1849. Originally settled by Yankees, Pennsylvania Dutch, Scottish-Irish, Irish, Norwegians and Germans. A settlement grew up around Beecher stage coach tavern at a junction of two main roads. Farming went from wheat to dairy. Today families with non-farm small businesses out number dairy farmers. Housing developments were rst permitted in 1970 and new ones were banned in 1980.

Cottage Grove includes a mixture of farms and farmettes, wetlands, rural subdivisions, scattered residences, commercial properties and rural family businesses. It is bordered by the City of Madison, the Village of Cottage Grove, and the towns of Blooming Grove, Sun Prairie, Deerfield, and Pleasant Springs