|Elevation||942 ft (287 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1569145|
Mayfield is an unincorporated community located in the town of Polk in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. Mayfield is located just west of Jackson and east of Slinger. It lies to the northwest of the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 60 and U.S. Route 45.
Mayfield was settled and platted by Andreas Reiderer in 1852, an immigrant from Switzerland, who named it after this Swiss town of Maienfeld. Reiderer built a sawmill along the Cedar Creek. The area was also called for Katzbach for a short time, after a man named Joseph Katz built a store in the community. Mayfield received a post office in 1859, but quickly declined after the railroad stopped instead at Jackson, less than a mile to the east.
Lady Antebellum concert
On October 21, 2010, Mayfield made news when country music group Lady Antebellum performed a free concert at a Mobil station in the community. The concert was an attempt to make amends for perceivably derogatory comments the group had said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about a performance they had held in nearby Slinger before their rise to fame. Charles Kelley, a member of the group, has stated that the comments were taken out of context and that the magazine neglected to print that they had said the performance in Slinger was "a lot of fun".
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Carl Quickert Washington County Wisconsin Past and Present http://books.google.com/books?id=tcczzsVWo00C&pg=PA81&dq=mayfield