Area Information


Jason Daniels was the first settler in the area, bringing his wife here in 1849. Soon after, quite a number of the families settled in and about the place, forming a hamlet of sufficient importance. Montello (meaning "mountain" or "hill" and "water") was proposed by Riley Dartt and was adopted unanimously as the name of the village.

Early in the summer of 1850, the dam was completed and a sawmill erected. That summer, Montello had its first frame building. Our community suffered almost no damage during the Civil War.

Montello gets roughly 33 inches of rain per year and 40 inches of snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is approximately 91. On average, there are 185 sunny days per year in our community. The July high is around 83 degrees and the January low is roughly 6 degrees.

Our community has its own elementary, junior and high schools, as well as a private school for an alternative to public education. Our citizens can also utilize the Montello Public Library.

There are three medical centers within 25 miles of our Montello. We are home to three single-runway airports for the aviation needs of our residents. Nearby Portage has an Amtrak station.

Nowhere else can you find more perfect recreation than right here in central Wisconsin.

The Montello area is blessed with nature's wonders. Several lakes teeming with fish and wildlife surround our community. Area wetlands and woodlands are home to many rare species of wildlife, including some endangered species. Nature lovers find Montello an ideal place for hiking and bird-watching, with more than 300 species of birds visiting or living in the area throughout the year.


There are plenty of opportunities for boating, canoeing, sailing, skiing and swimming. Golfing and playing softball on our courses and diamonds are great ways to spend a warm summer day.

In winter, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers find the rolling hills and frozen lakes ideal places to enjoy their sports, while ice anglers bore holes to fish from the ice-locked waters.

Our area is rich in history, from the granite quarry to the homestead of the world-renowned naturalist, John Muir. Wisconsin's largest tree - a towering cottonwood - is in the front yard of the historic Le Maison Granit, just north of downtown next to the Courthouse.

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