Monroe County was founded in 1854 and named after our 5th President of the United States, James Monroe. Its population is 44,673 (according to the 2010 Census). Cities include Sparta, Tomah, Warrens, Cashton, Wilton, Norwalk, Kendall and more! Monroe County is full of scenic outdoor activities including state and county parks, numerous trails to bike and hike, and beautiful rivers and lakes to enjoy! People choose to live and work in Monroe County because of the people, business opportunities, and quality of life the area provides.