When thinking of Elkhorn, does only the current community and county seat come to mind? Actually, the county's history shows two other Elkhorns.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
The Lyle Walter farm is located at N6396 Bowers Road, northeast of Elkhorn. The name of the barn quilt is “Mariner's Compass.”
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.