The area received its name when, in 1836, Thomas Sugden, John Coats and Mr. Garton came to a beautiful prairie and saw a “huge” bald headed eagle soaring overhead. The first claim was made by A.R. Hinkley but the first permanent settlers were E. Thomas and wife, who erected a house in 1836. Before the end of that year, the first mill in the town of Eagle was built in Eagleville.

When the southern branch of the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad came through the town in 1851, the village of Eagle Center was created, leading to the eventual decline of other villages in the township. With the passing of time, the village name evolved to Eagle.

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Population: 3,579

Home of Old World Wisconsin, which is a living, turn-of-the-century museum, and the Smiley Face Water Tower.

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Attractions in or near Eagle

307 East Waukesha Road Eagle WI 53119
Bo’s bakery is the home of home made delicious desserts. Cakes, Cheesecakes, Pies, Cookies,...
105 West Main Street Eagle WI 53119
(262) 594-3401(262) 594-3401
Great Atmosphere, Great People! Non-Smoking Bar & Restaurant Enjoy the Outside Beer Garden co...
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217 West Main Street Eagle WI 53119
The purpose of the Eagle Historical Society is to collect and preserve printed materials and mate...
110 Waukesha Road Eagle WI 53119
(262) 594-5552(262) 594-5552
Our Full Service Restaurant Still Believes Our Customers Deserve the Best Homecooked Meals in Tow...
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S91 W39091 Hwy 59 Eagle WI 53119
Hiking and biking trails abound with an opportunity to learn about the formation of the Kettle Mo...
100 South Road Eagle WI 53911
Taco Tuesday | Thursday is Wing Night | Friday Fish Fry Best Burgers Around! Live Music Every Wee...
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201 Kettle Moraine Drive Eagle WI 53119
Western Bar and Restaurant located in the Heart of Eagle Between Hwy 67 & 59. SERVING DAILY S...
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