Stoughton is located 15 miles south of Madison. Founded in 1847, Stoughton is a notable Wisconsin relic resting on the shores of the Yaraha River and Lake Kegonsa. Surrounded by parks, Wisconsin heritage and history there’s never a shortage of things to do or places to explore, such as: The Stoughton Opera House, Badger Theater and the historic Downtown District. (Some of which can be found on historic registries.) Residents also celebrate their cities Norwegian heritage and host the renowned Syttende Mai Festival. Residents can enjoy plenty of options of dining at unique restaurants, cozy pubs and a bustling downtown. Stoughton also offers excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and municipal services and utilities.