About the Janesville, WI area
Named after Henry Janes who travelled to the area in 1836 after the Black Hawk War, Janesville is known for its abundance of parks and recreational areas. Janesville’s history is very important to its residents, and is often commemorated through festivals and events. There are several antique houses and buildings, which are treated with great appreciation and respect. In fact, 2,448 buildings of theirs are listed on the National Register of Historic places. Tallman House, a private residence located in Janesville, was a house in which Abraham Lincoln slept.