The Town of Lake Mills is located in northwestern Jefferson County along the shores of Rock Lake. Growth and development in the town is influenced by Interstate 94, which runs through the north portion of the town, which connects commuters to Milwaukee and Madison.
Before European settlement, the area that became the Town of Lake Mills was a hunting ground for the Winnebago and Pottawatomie Indians and other cultures before them. Western Jefferson County is unique in that hundreds of mounds constructed by Native Americans can be found overlooking many of the rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands.
In 1837 Royal Tyler and Elihue Atwood made the first land claim in what became the Town of Lake Mills. The first buildings were built in June of that year. In 1840, Anne Pickett formed Wisconsin’s first cheese cooperative on the north shore of Rock Lake. The Town of Lake Mills was established on February 22, 1845 and the first Town officers were elected that April.
The Town of Lake Mills is rich in natural resources, the most striking being Rock Lake. Proximity to boating, hunting, biking and hiking attract people who work in Madison and Milwaukee to the Town of Lake Mills. Lake Mills is a great place to live and raise a family.
Contact the Town of Lake Mills
Mailing address: 1111 South Main Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551
Posting locations in the Town of Lake Mills:
Town Hall, Cul-de-sac on Finch Brothers Road and the North End Boat Launch.
The Lake Mills Leader is the town’s official publication for Notices, Minutes and Agendas. For information regarding posting requirements and open meeting laws please contact the town clerk.