City of Monona
- Phone: (608) 222-8565
Built on rich historical roots, the City of Monona features a plethora of green spaces, including community parks and playgrounds, gardens, woodlands, and wetlands, access to lakes, local shopping, and cozy neighborhoods, creating the perfect place to live, visit, and work. Conveniently located in the suburbs of capitol-city Madison, Wisconsin, Monona has easy access to the hustle and bustle of downtown Madison, though is separate enough to have its own culture and lifestyle. Originally part of the Town of Blooming Grove, Monona was incorporated as a village on August 29, 1938, when area residents grew frustrated by the lack of city services they received from Blooming Grove. Prior to its incorporation, what is now Monona was originally settled on by the Ho-Chunk People. The land served as not only home for the Ho-Chunk, but also as a trading post and meeting ground for many area tribes, including tribes from our neighboring states, Michigan and Minnesota. Tribes would journey to Monona to engage in trade, diplomacy, marriage, and celebrations. For centuries, the Ho-Chunk People lived, farmed, raised families, and buried their dead in what today is called Monona.