The Town of Yorkville is a rural area of homes, farm land, and businesses with a
population of over 3,300 residents located in the south central part of Racine
County. The Town has 52 miles of roads that are cleared and maintained by
Racine County Public Works Department (at our taxpayers’ expense). The post
offices of Union Grove 53182, Sturtevant 53177, and Franksville 53126 serve the
area. Telephone prefixes are 878, 835, 884, or 886.
The Town is the home of the Racine County Fair held in July. The
Modine-Benstead Observatory on the corner of Highway A and 63rd Drive has
public night open houses. The Ives Grove Golf Links just west of I-94 on
Highway 20 is a 27-hole link-style course. Learn more about these attractions
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With downtown Racine about 25 minutes away; Milwaukee, 37 minutes; and Chicago,
82 minutes, we are within easy driving distance of shopping, entertainment,
recreation, and cultural events.
The 1784 Land Sales Act divided new lands of the United States into townships
that were six miles square, 36 sections of 640 acres each. On July 3, 1836,
Wisconsin became a territory with an appointed governor and a five-man
legislative council and a population of about 12,000 inhabitants. The Town of
Yorkville was organized by the Wisconsin State Legislature on February 7, 1842
and included what are now parts of the Towns of Raymond, Norway, and Dover. In
1846, the Town of Yorkville was incorporated with 36 sections with borders of
Two Mile Road, I-94, County Line Road, and Raynor Avenue. By 1893, the area
known as Union Grove filed for incorporation and left the Town.