Welcome

 

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 488) is a rural farming community blessed with natural resources, including fertile soils and the popular Black Earth Creek.


POSTCARD MAILING ON DANE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE

Dane County has adopted a new zoning ordinance.  Postcards were mailed to all Town of Black Earth landowners with information on the proposed zoning changes for their property.  The zoning update will not affect the current use of your property or your property taxes.  

New Dane County Zoning Ordinance Information

CURRENT zoning district fact sheets

NEW zoning district fact sheets

Dane County also has an interactive mapping tool that shows both the current and proposed zoning for any parcel in Dane County:  enter your property address in the upper right magnifying glass, or zoom to the desired location.  Clicking on any parcel allows you to see detailed parcel information, as well as the proposed zoning district fact sheets.  You can also switch to the aerial mode by
clicking on the base map icon in the lower right corner.

If you have any questions on the zoning district that has been proposed for your parcel, please contact Dane County Planning and Development at (608) 267-4115.


UNITED STATES CENSUS
APRIL 1, 2020

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.  It’s in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community – for health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads, and highways.

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

  • Online.
  • By phone.
  • By mail.

For information on what questions will be asked, who is to be counted, and why your answers matter, visit:  https://2020census.gov/en.html

Census Handout

Fact Sheet for Rural Towns

Fact Sheet for Rural Towns