Introduction to South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 9 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are 21,256 residents in the city.
South Milwaukee History
South Milwaukee was known as the Northwest Territory in the 1800s. Native American trappers and traders, who came in search of better fishing and hunting grounds, were the first to explore the area. The land proved to be good for raising livestock and farming. As a result, a number of businesses began to flourish in the area. In 1846, churches, a town office and a school were established in the area. The village was officially incorporated in 1891. The South Milwaukee Historical Society was founded in 1971.
South Milwaukee and nearby Attractions
- Mitchell Gallery of Flight
- Richard Bong State Recreation Area
- Racine Heritage Museum
- Chain O'Lakes State Park
- Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
- Pike Lake State Park
Things To Do In South Milwaukee
Local parks include the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Big Foot Beach State Park and Pike Lake State Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Grant Park Golf Course. The Marquette Plaza Shopping Center is a popular local shopping destination. Local churches include the Saint John’s Roman Catholic Church, the Assembly of God Church and Saint Luke’s Evangelical and Reformed Church. The South Milwaukee Public Library is the local library.
South Milwaukee Transportation
General Mitchell International Airport is located nearby.
South Milwaukee Higher Education
Local colleges include the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Cardinal Stritch University and Marquette University.