Welcome to Southwestern Sheboygan County from folks in the Village of Adell, Village of Random Lake, and the Town of Sherman
We’re located along State Highway 57, the four lane rural expressway that provides a comfortable 45 minute drive south to Milwaukee. Our area also is an easy 15- to 20-minute drive from cities like Sheboygan, Plymouth, West Bend and Port Washington.
The Town of Sherman covers 34.3 square miles, and the 2000 census showed a population of 1,520. It’s said that the first immigrant settler arrived in 1840, while the town government was organized in 1850.
The first major settlement was Silver Creek, still located today about four miles west of Hwy. 57 on State Hwy. 144.
The arrival of the Milwaukee & Northern Railroad in 1872 sparked the growth of Random Lake and Adell. The Village of Random Lake was incorporated in 1907, and today it covers 1.6 square miles, including the 209-acre lake (second largest in Sheboygan County). The 2000 census showed a population of 1,551.
The Village of Adell was incorporated in 1918. Today, Adell covers about 356 acres with a population of 517 in the 2000 census.
Established by hard-working, industrious people, these communities reflect those same values today. Currently, the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad provides freight service to our communitites, but there is also Internet service available throughout. We manage to live without stop lights, parking meters, billboards or strip-malls. No “fast-food” here, but this area is well known for “good-food,” prepared with tender loving care and always served with a smile.
We’re a proud part of America’s Dairyland, and you’l find picturesque family farms and environmental corridors throughout the Town of Sherman.
There are many recreational oportunities – boating, swimming, water-skiing and fishing for trophy sized musky. We’re an easy drive form Lake Michigan, The Kettle-Moraine State Forest, Harrington Beach State Park, a dozen challenging golf courses, and features like Road America and Wade House Historic Site.
Adell, Random Lake and the Town of Sherman support an excellent school system with dynamic opportunities in athletics, music and theatre arts, an outstanding community library, prosperous businesses, active churches, modern infrastructure, and attractive neighborhoods and parks. Our area includes about 80 small businesses, as well as one of America’s largest printing firms, the 450 employee Times Printing Co., Inc. The Random Lake Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you!
Link to the new Village of Random Lake website: randomlakewi.com
On Friday September 2, 2016 the Random Lake Area Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Random Lake Mini-Mart. It is located at the corner of Wolf Road and Random Lake Road. The new owners are Dan and Theresa Umhoefer. The store will be managed by Linda Kriefall. Besides Mobil products there is a large variety of food, beer & spirits, JOLLY GOOD, among other items. The Umhoefer’s also own and manage the Adell Mini-Mart along with several others in the state. Please stop in and say hello to the newest retail business in Random Lake.
To recognize the great work that the Random Lake School District employees do, The Random Lake Area Chamber of Commerce handed out 135 “Welcome Back” gift bags. The staff got them just as the school year started. 23 members of the chamber donated goods or services for this project. The approximate value of each bag was $150.00. The staff was elated! A big thank you goes out to Scout Troop 863 and their families who help assemble the bags.
AJS Tap Handles is the Random Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s newest member. Mark Steinhardt is the general manger of the expanding company. This year AJS is doubling the size of the facility.
What does AJS make? AJS is the largest manufacturer of tap handles in the United States. This is their only facility. There over 5000 different tap handles that they have designed. They attribute their growth to the growing popularity of craft brewers. And it’s all right here in Random Lake, Wisconsin. And now you know.
TaTiana’s Road Trips: Random Lake
Random Lake is a small town with a large history
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