Janesville is located in the south area of the state of Wisconsin and a city and seat of Rock County. It sits on the northern part of Beloit and on the Rock River that is situated in the southeastern part of Madison. The area where the present-day Janesville stands were settled in 1835 and were named after its pioneer found Henry F. James and was then developed as a trading center for the surrounding towns in the region and also as a manufacturer for agricultural equipment and writing instruments. The city's economic activity was primarily based on automobile manufacturing and other automotive parts, plastics, machinery, and others. It is also a major agricultural area in the region, and its agrarian produce includes corn, soybeans, and tobacco.
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