Lauderdale Lakes, Wisconsin

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Lauderdale Lakes, Wisconsin
Lauderdale Lakes, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Lauderdale Lakes, Wisconsin
Lauderdale Lakes, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°46′16″N 88°34′43″W / 42.77111°N 88.57861°W / 42.77111; -88.57861Coordinates: 42°46′16″N 88°34′43″W / 42.77111°N 88.57861°W / 42.77111; -88.57861
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyWalworth
Area
 • Total5.440 sq mi (14.09 km2)
 • Land4.296 sq mi (11.13 km2)
 • Water1.144 sq mi (2.96 km2)
Elevation
889 ft (271 m)
Population
 • Total1,172
 • Density220/sq mi (83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
GNIS feature ID2586523[2]
Websitehttps://www.lauderdalelakedistrict.com/

Lauderdale Lakes is a census-designated place in the town of La Grange, Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 1,172 as of the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The lakes were named after James Lauderdale.[3] James moved to the area in 1841 along with his family.[3] The New York native built the first residential building in 1842.[3] James, his brother-in-law, and his cousin each purchased 160 acres of the Homestead Act price of $1.25 an acre.[3] James and his family went back to New York and shortly returned in September 1842.[3] James built a log cabin along the shore. James' wife didn't like living next to the water so they built a larger house next to the road in 1855.[3] Eight years later, Chicago native John Wheeler bought the shoreline property and started building the Sterlingworth Hotel in 1893.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lauderdale Lakes, Wisconsin
  3. ^ a b c d e f g http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/