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Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Orfordville is approximately 1,256 (2000), 1442 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 442 (1990), 542 (2010).
The amount of land area in Orfordville is 3.012 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Orfordville to Washington DC is 719 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 31 miles. (as the crow flies)
Orfordville is positioned 42.62 degrees north of the equator and 89.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.


at the junction of U.S. Highway 11 and State Highway 213, in the southwest corner of Rock County Wisconsin close to Beloit, Janesville, Madison, and Monroe

Here is a map page for Orfordville.
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History & History Related Items

On April 7, 1900, O.A. Peterson, G. Clemetson, T.O. Brown, T.E. Tollefsrud, and K.B. Thoen requested that the territory known as Orfordville be incorporated as a village. Orfordville was considered a part of Spring Valley Township at that time. The Petitioners requested that the judge of the circuit court allow 645.92 acres to be included in the proposed village. A complete census was required showing the current population in April, 1900, to be 396 people. Each head of household also had to be titled in the petition.

On June 6, 1900, Circuit Judge B.F. Dunwiddie reviewed the request of the five gentlemen. Judge Dunwiddie required the petitioners to conduct a local election to see if the residents of the proposed territory would favor the incorporation. Judge Dunwiddie ordered that an election be held on June 29, 1900 at the Star Opera House, currently the corner that is occupied by Donna's Gas & Crocery at 204 W. Brodhead Street. The results of the election would determine whether or not the territory would be incorporated. On June 29, 1900, 95 residents of the proposed territory cast their vote. The request to incorporate was supported by 65 votes, and opposed by 30 votes. The territory known as Orfordville then became known as the Village of Orfordville, and was no longer a part of Spring Valley Township.

All equipment and debt had to be split between the two municipalities. The village was allowed to keep a stone crusher, two scrapers, and a new plow. Spring Valley Township was allowed to keep the balance of the scrapers, plows, and election equipment. The township debt of $ 400.00 was also divided, which required the Village of Orfordville to reimburse the township for 1/6th of the debt.

On June 16, 17, and 18, 2000, the Village hosted a celebration to observe 100 years of being incorporated as a village. The celebration was held in conjunction with the annual June Days Celebration at Purdy Park.
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Orfordville is a pleasant village with many aspects of which to take pride. There is affordable housing for all age groups. New subdivisions such as Countryview estates with custom homes and a "country feel," offer many amenities. The village has a fairly new Industrial/Business Park with good incentives programs for businesses and companies wishing to re-locate here. Contact the Village Board for more information.
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Orfordville City Government

The Village of Orfordville
106 North Center Street
PO Box 409
Orfordville, WI 53576
Phone: 608-879-2004
Fax: 608-879-2022

Orfordville Libraries

Orfordville Public Library
203 W. Beloit St.
Orfordville, Wisconsin 53576
Phone: 608/879-9229
Part of the Arrowhead Library System

Orfordville Schools

Parkview School District
District Office
106 West Church Street
Orfordville, Wisconsin 53576
Phone: 608-879-2717 Orfordville


The population of Orfordville was:
1990 - 1,219
2000 - 1,256

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