Introduction to Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Elkhorn was named by Colonel Samuel Phoenix in the early part of the nineteenth century. LeGrand Rockwell, Milo Bradley and his brother Daniel formed a village in the area. The first town meeting was held in 1846, in the same year it was designated as the county seat of Walworth County. The Walworth County Fair has been held in the area every year since 1851.
Elkhorn and nearby Attractions
- Old World Wisconsin
- Hoard Historical Museum
- Spinning Top Museum
- Chain O'Lakes State Park
- Logic Puzzle Museum
- Big Foot Beach State Park
Things To Do In Elkhorn
Golfers can enjoy a round at the Lauderdale Lakes Country Club, the Evergreen Golf Club, East Course and the George Williams Golf Course. Local churches include the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saint John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church and Saint John’s Lutheran Church. The city hosts the Walworth County Fair every August and September, Oktoberfest every October and the Festival of the Summer every August.
General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.
Elkhorn Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Carroll College, Gateway Technical College and Rock Valley College.