Silver Lake


John Starr Rockwell  set out on a journey with two others, looking to start a town and hoping to make it a county seat. When they came across Elkhorn which was named by  Colonel Samuel Phoenix, in the early 1800’s,  who spotted a rack of elk antlers caught in a tree, proclaimed the area as “Elk Horn”.

The rolling lush oak filled hills must have caught their eye,  they set up their tents and started building a village.

The first settlement in this town was built by Davis, a log house built on the banks of Silver Lake in 1836.  It was the only house on the Sugar Creek Prairie in June, ‘37. Asa Blood then occupied it.

The first town meeting took place took place in the log house.These men’s meetings eventually led to Elkhorn becoming the county seat.

Lake Information

Silver Lake is a 86 acre lake located in Walworth County. The hydrologic lake type is a seepage, its floor is made up of 99% muck, and 1% sand.The water clarity is low. It has a maximum depth of 3 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing.

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Silver Lake