Walworth County, Wisconsin

County: Walworth

State: Wisconsin

Lat/Long: 42.6667, -88.5333

Walworth County is a county in southeastern Wisconsin. Located southwest of Milwaukee on the border with Illinois, what became Walworth County attracted its first white settlers in 1836. The first settlers comprised thirty-one families and about thirty single men. On December 7, 1836, the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature organized Walworth County out of Milwaukee County. Elkhorn is the county seat.

History of Walworth County, Wisconsin (Chicago: Western Historical, 1882), 309, 314, 317; Frank R. Abate, ed., American Places Dictionary (Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1994), 3:1021; Louise Phelps Kellogg, “Organization, Boundaries, and Names of Wisconsin Counties,” Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting Held October 21, 1909 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1910), 190.