Elkhorn

Elkhorn is part of the Elkhorn Area. Located in Walworth County, Elkhorn is a city of over 10,000 located in southeastern Wisconsin. As the county seat of Walworth County, it is a major center for activity and industry in the region.

The first settler in the area was Colonel Samuel Phoenix, who arrived in 1836. It was Colonel Phoenix who named the town after discovering a rack of elk antlers in a tree and aptly naming the area “Elk Horn.” The town did not flourish until the Bradley brothers, Daniel and Milo, established a community in the 1840s. It was in 1846 that the town was named the county seat of Walworth County, a position it has held ever since.

HOUSING INFORMATION

The Elkhorn Area School District operates six schools in the area, which serves grades K-12. The district consists of three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and an alternative high school. Elkhorn was once a stop on the famous Milwaukee Road, but service was discontinued after the company’s bankruptcy in 1980. Presently, Bardwell, just to the west of Elkhorn, is the nearest commuter rail station. Interstate access is available via Interstate 43, providing easy transportation throughout the Midwest.

In 1851, Elkhorn was given the honor of hosting the Walworth County Fair. This is a responsibility that Elkhorn has held ever since, for over 160 years. The fair is now held at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, and is the largest county fair in the state. Geneva Lake, covering over 800 acres, is located in nearby Lake Geneva, and is one of the most popular lakes in southeastern Wisconsin. For nearly a century, Elkhorn has been known as the “Christmas Card Town,” due to the elaborate Christmas decorations placed in the city center every holiday season. It is marked by a celebration which draws residents from across the county, and features local artists who create watercolors for Christmas cards.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Government:
100 W Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI
262.723.2210
cityofelkhorn.org&

Post Office:
102 E Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI 53121
262.723.2679

Library:
Matheson Memorial Library
101 N Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, WI 53121
262.723.2678

Newspaper:
Walworth County Today
walworthcountytoday.com

Park District:
n/a

Transportation:
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Hospital:
Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
W3985 County Rd. NN, Elkhorn, WI 53121
262.741.2000






Nearby Public Transportation

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School Districts

Elkhorn Area School District



Middle Schools

High Schools

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$182,357

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