The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Monroe (Wisconsin)
MONROE, Wis., city and county-seat of Green County, on Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul and Illinois Central railroads, 40 miles south by west of Madison. It is situated in a cheese-making and dairy cattle-breeding region, Green County manufacturing more foreign type of cheese than any other county in the Union. Over 15,000,000 pounds of cheese are shipped annually. Industrially the condensing of milk and manufacturing of carriages, wagons, lumber and foundry products lead. Telephone, gas and electric companies are privately owned and waterworks is operated by municipality. It has excellent public schools and a fine library, which contains 8,000 volumes. In 1859 Monroe was incorporated as a village and chartered as a city in 1882. Fop. 5,200.