Ixonia, Wisconsin is located 30 miles west of Milwaukee and 45 miles east of Madison. This Jefferson County town was founded in 1846, celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 1996. Ixonia's rich heritage comes from its people. Generations of Ixonians have taken pride in their town, as evidenced by the fact that many young people have chosen to remain within the Township to raise their own families. Approximately 2,000 residents occupy this largely rural Township. Ixonia boasts many area parks, a large Fireman's Hall, churches, both public and parochial schools, and a thriving industrial park.
Opened in 1979, the Ixonia Industrial Park currently has 16 businesses and has recently opened up another addition. The Industrial Park's convenient location on Hwy F is only 4 miles from Interstate 94.
In 1855, the City of Watertown was the second largest city in Wisconsin with 8,512 residents. It has a long history of hard working residents. Watertown's rich history includes staking claim to the country's first Kindergarten and one of the most unusual and impressive homes in the Midwest, the Octagon House. This progressive community is home to one of the newest and most high-tech high schools in the state, a new outdoor aquatic center, and a new hospital, to name a few of the recent enhancements to the city. With a population of approximately 20,000, Watertown has long been considered a great place to work and live.
Find out more about the city of Watertown from its own Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Oconomowoc has long been a vacation spot because of its relaxing, lakeside atmosphere. Known as the "Newport of the West" in the middle 1800's, Oconomowoc has made the transition from a summer destination spot to a vibrant, self sufficient community. With several industrial parks and the expansion of many of its businesses, Oconomowoc offers individuals local employment opportunities to enhance their quality of life.
The immediate Oconomowoc area has approximately 20,000 residents and boasts a variety of churches, schools, restaurants, golf courses, lodging and shopping opportunities.
Find out more about the city of Oconomowoc from its own Chamber of Commerce.
ISB Community Bank is pleased to support, among many other community organizations, the Oconomowoc Area Foundation. This organization includes a group of charitable funds dedicated to keeping Oconomowoc a great place to live. For more information on the Oconomowoc Area Foundation, click here.
Hartland was founded by Stephen Warren in early 1838. Other pioneers began farming the fertile Bark River Valley and the village soon became known as Warren. Later, in 1842, a grist mill was built by Christian Hershey and the village was renamed Hersheyville. After the railroad came in 1854, the village was then given the name it still holds - Hartland, after the Native American work "Shabaquanake." It then became incorporated in 1892.
These days, Hartland is home to approximately 8,000 residents who enjoy the surrounding Lake Country environment.
Find out more about the Village of Hartland from its own Chamber of Commerce.
Talbot Dousman and Abraham Hardell were the driving force behind the creation of Dousman. Dousman Station was a thriving railroad depot with a Main Street consisting of many different businesses over the 80 year period that the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad came through town. A hotel which burnt to the ground within two years, a saloon, blacksmith shop and general store were among the first to serve village residents and weary railroad travelers. Dousman Station was founded in 1817.
Find out more about the city of Dousman from its own Chamber of Commerce.