The Town of Black Earth is located approximately 20 miles west of Madison. The first Europeans to permanently settle here arrived in 1843.  Five years later, the Wisconsin State Legislature created the Town of Farmersville, which was later renamed to Black Earth.  Black Earth (population 491) is a rural farming community blessed with natural resources, including fertile soils and the popular Black Earth Creek.    

Notice of Open Book
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Town of Black Earth will hold the Open Book session beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 10:30 AM in the lower level of the Breunig Accounting building located at 1116 Mills St, Black Earth. 

The purpose of the Open Book is to provide property owners with an opportunity to review their current 2021 property tax assessment and to discuss the process with the assessor – Gardiner Appraisal Service, LLC.  (608) 943-8009 and www.gardinerappraisal.com.  Appointment scheduling is available by contacting the assessor.

Stephanie Zwettler, Clerk
Notice of Open Book 2021

Notice of Meeting of Board of Review
Monday, May 10, 2021
2:00 PM –  4:00 PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Board of Review for the Town of Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin, will hold a meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the lower level of the Breunig Accounting building, 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth, Wisconsin.

Stephanie Zwettler, Town Clerk
Notice of Board of Review 2021-full notice

Black Earth Township Approaches 175 Years

What is now the town of Black Earth incorporated with part of the town of Farmersville (along with present-day Berry & the southern half of Mazomanie townships) on August 2, 1848, just months after Wisconsin became a state.  The present-day northern half of Mazomanie township was added to Farmersville days later.  Two years later in 1850, Berry was removed to become its own town.  The population for Farmersville was 206 people, according to the 1850 census. 

In the year 2023, the town of Black Earth will be 175 years old if referring back to the original Farmersville incorporation from 1848.  For more Black Earth history, please visit blackearthwihistory.org 

Public Health Madison & Dane County Notice
New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Released

Public Health Madison & Dane County has released a new COVID-19 data dashboard that contains more than sixty data elements, including trends in age, race and ethnicity, hospitalizations, and vaccinations, specific to Dane County.

The dashboard is available at https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/dashboard.