Allen's Grove, Wisconsin

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Allen's Grove, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Allen's Grove, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Allen's Grove, Wisconsin
Allen's Grove, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°34′49″N 88°45′45″W / 42.58028°N 88.76250°W / 42.58028; -88.76250
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Walworth
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
GNIS feature ID 1560780[1]

Allen's Grove is an unincorporated community in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] It is located approximately two miles west of Darien, Wisconsin, in the Towns of Darien and Sharon, Wisconsin, at 42°34′49″N 88°45′45″W / 42.58028°N 88.76250°W / 42.58028; -88.76250Coordinates: 42°34′49″N 88°45′45″W / 42.58028°N 88.76250°W / 42.58028; -88.76250.[2][3][4]


Philip Allen, a Revolutionary War veteran, and his children: Philip Jr., Harvey, Sidney, Pliny, Asa Keyes, and Persis, came from New York in May, 1845, to settle in Allen Grove. Sixty-five Allens traveled by canal boat, steamboat, and overland from Kenosha bringing with them material to build four houses, carpenters to build them, a minister, Bibles and hymnals. The Allens organized the Congregational church here in 1845. They established a preparatory school for Beloit College in 1856. Philip Junior became the first postmaster in 1846. Philip Allen Sr. is buried in Mt. Philip Cemetery, west of here.[5]