Stone Bank, Wisconsin
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Stone Bank was first settled in 1842 and had grist and saw mills. In 1858, the post office opened; a blacksmith shop and grocery store also opened. Churches and a cemetery were also established.
The community does maintain the Stone Bank Fire Department which serves the Towns of Oconomowoc and Merton with Fire, EMS, and Rescue services. The Stone Bank Fire Department also serves portions of the Town of Ashippun with EMS services. SBFD dates back to 1907 and averages 400 calls for service per year. Stone Bank School offers kindergarten (K4) through 8th grade and is a part of the Arrowhead Union School District.
Stone Bank is situated about 4.5 miles northeast of the city of Oconomowoc along Waukesha County Highways K and C. It is on the north shore of Okauchee Lake and also has extensive shorelines with Moose Lake.
The surface geology of the Oconomowoc region as a whole is glacial, part of the Kettle Moraine region of Southeastern Wisconsin. Okauchee and Moose lakes are both kettle lakes as are all nearby lakes.
The soil is, therefore, very rich with clays and organics, suitable for farming. Much of the farming done in Stone Bank is corn, or alfalfa. Because of the urban encroachment from Milwaukee, much of this farmland is being subdivided for neighborhoods.
One prominent feature in the area is the large ridge between Moose Lake and Okauchee Lake. County Highway C runs along this ridge between Nashotah and its termination at the Stone Bank Market and Pantheon Industries, which is an organization that strives to help individuals with disabilities achieve their full potential through a variety of employment opportunities. Downtown is bordered on the East side by this formation and on the west side by another hill that runs just west of Breezy Point Road. This hill terminates at Breezy Point, a small point in Okauchee Lake. At the base of the east hill lies the Stone Bank River, a small stream that runs from North Lake and meets Okauchee Lake in a small marsh between the east hill and Lakeview Drive.
- Stone Bank Community Park
There are many festivals and events held at the Stone Bank Community Park. In addition, the Stone Bank Fire Department typically holds an annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House in May and a fall event as well. More information can be found at www.stonebankfd.com.