Welcome to Beautiful and historic Stoughton! Located on the scenic Yahara River just 15 miles South of Madison. Founded in 1847, the City of Stoughton is known for its annual Syttende Mai Celebration in May as well as being the birthplace of the coffee break. Stoughton is a beautiful community with its many historic neighborhoods, and its gorgeous historic downtown which boasts one of the few remaining second story theaters in the Midwest – the beautifully restored Stoughton Opera House. Stoughton is a city not to be missed!