Edgerton is a city in Dane and Rock Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 4,933 at the 2000 census. Known locally as “Tobacco City U.S.A.,” because of the importance of tobacco growing in the region, Edgerton continues to be a center for the declining tobacco industry in the area.
At one time, there were as many as forty tobacco warehouses dotting the streets of Edgerton. Queen Anne style mansions along Edgerton’s Washington Street testify to the wealth and prominence some merchants once had.