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Minersville, Iowa County, Wisconsin facts for kids

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Minersville
Former Village
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Iowa
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Minersville is a former village in Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States, located in present-day Dodgeville. Minersville and neighboring Dirty Hollow were annexed into Dodgeville in the mid-19th century. Minersville was located on modern day Spring Street.

History

Minersville was home to the Dodgeville Mine, hence its name. It also played an important role in housing the areas railroad line. The railroad ran along spring street, right through the small community. Unlike Dirty Hollow, Minersville never was a flourishing community. It housed a few businesses and homes and relied on the mine for its economical center. After the long dispute between Dodgeville and Mineral Point, Dodgeville was made the county seat of Iowa County, and Minersville and Dirty Hollow underwent annexation.

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