Village 125


Our November Chamber Member Spotlight is The Village of Elkhart Lake who happens to be celebrating 125 years this month. On September 17, 1894, Judge N.S. Gilson approved the incorporation of an area of 595.22 acres to be known as the Village of Elkhart Lake under Chapter 40 of the Statutes of Wisconsin, subject to a local election. The election, conduted o November 3, 1894, resulted in 73 Yes votes and two no's. Who voted no? Thus, Elkhart Lake officially became a village. The official population at that time was 392. Located in the middle of the beautiful Kettle Moraine, the Village of Elkhart Lake is nestled on the shores of one of Wisconsin’s deepest and cleanest lakes. Elkhart Lake is rich with legends stretching from its American Indian forebearers and infamous gamblers to its longstanding status as one of the world’s top road racing destinations. The Village is known for the charm of its Victorian architecture and welcoming spirit.
Elkhart Lake is a community right with quality schools, community services and active governmental and civic organizations. All of our village employees make this a great community to live in! For more information about the village visit their website at