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Elroy
Juneau County, Wisconsin

ZipCodes
53929

Motto
Where the Trails Meet



Page Contents for Elroy, Wisconsin

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Elroy is approximately 1,527 2005, 1442 2010.
The approximate number of families is 653 1990, 590 2010.
The amount of land area in Elroy is 4.42 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Elroy is 1.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elroy to Washington DC is 800 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elroy is positioned 43.74 degrees north of the equator and 90.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Elroy elevation is 959 feet above sea level.
Elroy median income is $ 31,859 2000.
The Elroy median home price is $ 58,300 2000.

Location

in southwestern Wisconsin near Wisconsin Dells and LaCrosse 60 miles. It is about 76 miles from Madison. Other nearby communities include Union Center, Wonewoc, Kendall, Hillsboro and Lindina. Here is a city map for Elroy.
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Weather


seasonal
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Elroy written by Elroy Historian and booster Tilmar Roalkvam.

The following are paraphrased excerpts from the above history:
First to come to the area were Thomas Brown and Thomas Riddle. They settled north of the future city in March of 1851. The little settlement was called Fowler's Prairie when the post office opened on 16 July 1857. James Hutchinson bought land in 1855 and then James Brintnall bought some of his land and established a saw mill. The town was surveyed and plotted in 1858. James and his brother John Hutchinson bought the saw mill and turned it into a gristmill in 1859. During this time, the Fowler's Prairie post office was moved, but the name didn't fit the area. The population was polled and the name of Leroy was chosen. When the town heard that there was already a Leroy in Wisconsin, Mr. Brintnall's daughter made a suggestion that they transpose the first to letters of Leroy to make Elroy. The name was approved and Elroy began. When the railroad came to town on 5 August 1872, things began to grow rapidly. Elroy was incorporated as a village on 13 December 1879 and as a city on 7 April 1885. The population grew to over 2,000 residents by 1905, but this growth was not to continue. Railroad service was discontinued through Elroy and the boom was over. The rails were finally removed in 1964, but the area was put to good used as the state began to create bike and snowmobiling trails. Three good trails converge in Elroy making it a great place for this outdoor recreation. Elroy remains a good place to live.
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The founding of Elroy

1885


Attractions

The Elroy Museum
259 Main Street
Elroy, Wisconsin
Over 400 exhibits including railroad memorabilia.

Learn more about Elroy at this informative site.

Bike and Snowmobiling Trails
The "400" State Trail, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the Juneau County Omaha Trail are the three bicycle trails that meet in Elroy. They are all built on discontinued rail lines that once served the area. They are also used as snowmobile trails in the winter.

NOTED NOTABLES
Tommy Thompson
Elroy is the birthplace and home of former Governor Tommy Thompson. He is Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush
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Elroy City Government

City of Elroy website

City Hall
225 Main Street
Elroy, WI 53929
Phone: 608-462-2400
Fax: 608-462-2404

Elroy is governed by a Mayor/Alderperson form of government with a City Administrator. There are five Alderpersons on the board.

Elroy Chamber

Hill Country Chamber of Commerce
Serving the communities of Elroy, Hillsboro, Kendall, La Farge, La Valle, Ontario, Union Center, Wonewoc and surrounding areas.
P.O. Box 83
Union Center, WI
Phone: 608-462-2245

Elroy Organizations

Hill Country Chamber of Commerce
Serving the communities of Elroy, Hillsboro, Kendall, La Farge, La Valle, Ontario, Union Center, Wonewoc and surrounding areas.
P.O. Box 83
Union Center, WI
Phone: 608-462-2245

Elroy Libraries

The Elroy Public Library
501 2nd Main Street
Elroy, Wisconsin
Phone: 608-462-2407

Elroy Schools

Royall School District
Home of the Panthers
1501 Academy Street
Elroy, WI 53929
Phone: 608-462-2600
Fax: 608-462-2618 Elroy

Miscellany

the population of Elroy was:
1990 - 1,533
2000 - 1,578
2005 - 1,527

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