In 1966, a detachment of United States Airmen serving overseas selected Verona as the perfect example of "Hometown USA." This has been the city's nickname ever since. Nestled in the southwest corner of Dane County, Verona is a city with hometown flair. You'll find quaint shops, school spirit and hundreds of acres of soccer parks, baseball diamonds, lacrosse fields and more; the local grocer will even carry your purchases out to your car. Besides serving as the crossroads for the Military Ridge Bike Trail and the National Ice Age Trail, Verona is home to Epic - Dane County's largest employer. Verona also serves as one of the three school districts serving nearby Fitchburg.