The town was originally named Fontana, and was formally organized on April 4, 1843. The village wasn’t platted until 1857, when Carlos Douglass changed the name to Walworth. The area received a boon when, in the early 1900s, summer vacationers came in droves from Chicago, a migration that still occurs today. The unincorporated community of Big Foot Prairie is also partially located in the Town of Walworth.
Walworth is home to two public schools, Walworth Grade School and Big Foot High School. Walworth Grade School serves grades preK-8, while Walworth High School serves grades 9-12. Interstate access is available via Interstate 43, offering convenient transportation throughout the Midwest, while U.S. Highway 12 and 14 enable travel across the state.
Walworth is home to numerous lakes and rivers, as well as multiple parks, which offer opportunities for residents and visitors to experience all that the area has to offer. Geneva Lake, located just minutes away in Lake Geneva, is one of the largest lakes in the state, and is a popular destination for summer aquatic recreation. Sammy’s on the Square, a traditional Midwestern diner, is located in downtown Walworth. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is one of the most popular restaurants in the area.
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Walworth Memorial Library
101 Maple St., Walworth, WI
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Big Foot Recreation District
401 Devils Ln., Walworth, WI 53184
Aurora Health Center
525 Kenosha St., Walworth, WI