Monroe is the county seat and has a beautiful courthouse in the middle of the town square.
|Green County courthouse on farmers market day|
It was settled by Swiss and German immigrants and still is considered by some to be the cheese capital of the USA. The National Historical Cheesemaking Center is housed in the Monroe visitor center. There are many award-winning master cheesemakers in town. The only place still making Limburger cheese is just outside of town. Swiss Colony started in a garage in Monroe, is still based here and is the town's largest employer. http://www.nationalhistoriccheesemakingcenter.org/
Monroe Clinic, which includes the hospital where I work, has clinics in many small towns in the area. The main clinic is attached to the hospital and our lab serves all these facilities.
|Monroe Clinic Hospital|
|Our little RV enclave|
|The original livestock building|
|The fairground office and exhibit hall|
|The grandstand. There used to be a horse track on the other side but now the rodeo, tractor pull |
and musical events are held there