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!