Books [Otto Kerl]
Early days in Cross Plains were noted for there celebrations and “lively times.” There were many soldiers from Cross Plains who served in the Civil War and after their return picnics fallys and patriotic meetings were held. There wer e also church festivals and socials.
Christiana was the name of the second village and was plotted west and slightly south of Cross Plains. The first depot was located near the mill pond where the road crosses the creek.
Later a man named Abija Fox who lived approximately a mile west of Christiana offered the railroad company a site for a new depot. Another village was plotted and was called Foxville. These three villages combined to form one. The two business sections are joined by one long street of residences. There is quite a long distance between the depot tat Foxville and the post office at Christiana, now all know as Cross Plains. The mill, in operation at the present time, is very old structure.