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Mystery Place: Walworth County once linked to Milwaukee, Racine
Mystery Place: Walworth County once linked to Milwaukee, Racine
When thinking of Elkhorn, does only the current community and  county seat come to mind? Actually, the county's history shows two other Elkhorns.
Mystery Place: First person to claim land here needed a do-over
Mystery Place: First person to claim land here needed a do-over
North Lake is northwest of Elkhorn off County Highway A in the town of Sugar Creek. Take North Lake Drive and you will see a good number of houses surrounding the south side of the lake.
Mystery Place: Grandchildren continue to work Cornue farm
Mystery Place: Grandchildren continue to work Cornue farm
The Cornue farm is located at W726 Lakeville Road in the town of Linn. The 1857 plat map shows the owner of this property as a farm for J.A. Maxon and J.D. Green. A small portion of this current farm also was  owned by John Millard. 
Mystery Place: Honey Creek known for bees and a batter
Mystery Place: Honey Creek known for bees and a batter
Honey Creek is located in the eastern edge of the county, on County Highway D, southeast of East Troy. The first settlers to come to this area were Benjamin and Joanna Hoyt, brother and sister.  They built a cabin by overturning their wagon and...
Mystery Place: Records indicate jewelers' presence since 1885
Mystery Place: Records indicate jewelers' presence since 1885
You can find Kullberg Jewelers at 15 S. Wisconsin St. in Elkhorn. According to an ad that was in the Elkhorn Independent's sesquicentennial edition on June 25, 1987, there has been a store selling jewelry at this location since 1885. 
Mystery Place: Village of Darien's fortunes tied to shipping
Mystery Place: Village of Darien's fortunes tied to shipping
What is now the village of Darien was first settled in the spring of 1837 when John Bruce came to the area. According to the village history written by the Darien Bicentennial Committee, Bruce built a log cabin on the east side of Park Street. Later...
Mystery Place: Sharon homestead changed hands frequently
Mystery Place: Sharon homestead changed hands frequently
The barn quilt at the Anderson farm is called “Dala Horse.” You can see this quilt at 7230 S&D Townline Road in the town of Sharon. S&D stands for Sharon & Darien townships.
Mystery Place: Some names of those buried lost to time
Mystery Place: Some names of those buried lost to time
You can find Mount Hope Cemetery in Section 23 on Spring Prairie Road just west of County Highway DD in the town of Spring Prairie.  This cemetery is located on the Robert R. & Dorothy M. Stowell Trust farm.
Mystery Place: Barn quilt decorates the Walter farmstead
Mystery Place: Barn quilt decorates the Walter farmstead
The Lyle Walter farm is located at N6396 Bowers Road, northeast of Elkhorn. The name of the barn quilt is “Mariner's Compass.”
Mystery Place: Involved citizens have called this farm home
Mystery Place: Involved citizens have called this farm home
The barn quilt on the Pruessing barn is an original rosemaling design. You can see it just south of North Walworth Road and west of Williams Bay at N2059 Six Corners Road.  The farm is located in sections 5 and 8 in the town of Walworth.