Hartland is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, along the Bark River (Rock), and is a suburb of Milwaukee. The population was 9,110 at the 2021 census with 9,566 households.
Nestled in a wooded setting in Hartland’s small-town atmosphere you’re within walking distance for the necessity of life, including parks, walking trails, fine restaurants, shopping, groceries, pharmacies, banking and much more.
Two blocks from the Hartland Recreation and Community Education Center, which activities include: dance, art, crafts, exercise, health, nutrition, leisurely living series, cards, computers, etc! Walking distance from your apartment home to Nixon Park for Thursday night summer concerts.
In the Neighborhood…
- Birch & Banyan Coffee
- Pink Mocha Cafe
- Inclusion Coffee
- Sweet Dreams Burger and Custard Shoppe
- Cousins Subs of Hartland
- Phoenix Restaurant
- Kings Wok
- Endter’s Sports Grill LLC
- Beer Snobs Ale & Eats
- Palmer’s Steak House
- Zesti Restaurant and Catering
- Senor Tomas Mexican – Latin Restaurant
- Yoga for Life – Hartland Municipal Building
- Hartland Recreation
- Board and Brush Creative Studio
- Lake Country Play House
- Lake Country Splash Pad
- Ice Age National Scenic Trail
- Hartland Service
- Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store
- Sendik’s Food Market
- US Post Office
- Hartland Self Storage
- BP Gas Station
- Citgo Gas Station
- Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Local Area Links…
- Village of Hartland, WI
- Hartland Area Churches
- Hartland Public Library
- Hartland Chamber of Commerce
- Lake Country Now
- Lake Country Reporter Newspaper
- Lake Country School District
- Hartland Police Department
- Hartland Fire and Ambulance
- Hartland Parks
- Lapham Peak Park – Kettle Moraine State Forest
- Lake Country YMCA – Pabst Farms
- Wisconsin Athletic Club – Hartland
- Lake Country Caring – “Where Love and Need Touch”
- Seniors Helping Seniors – Waukesha
- 55+ Programs (Waukesha)
- Wikepedia Info on Hartland, WI
- Waukesha County
A natural spring provided an ideal camping spot for the Potawatomi Indians in the early 1800’s. Near this camping spot, a small “growing place” developed and was named Shabaquanake by the Indians. Shabaquanake was situated on today’s Merton and Delafield town line. Many years later, that area came to be known as the Town of Warren, after Stephen Warren, Hartland’s first settler. Stephen came to this area in 1838 to file claim to the land between what is now bordered by East Capitol Drive to the north, Cottonwood Avenue to the west and Maple Avenue to the east.
A Town Begins To Germinate
In 1848, Stephen Warren sold part of his land to Christian Hershey who constructed a four and one half story grist mill that used water power from the Bark River and the mill race and dam that was constructed under East Capitol Drive. By this time, the Watertown Plank Road was completed through Hartland and was used by farmers as a “highway” for bringing their grains and hops to the Milwaukee breweries. To provide a place for rest and refreshment for its travelers, many hotels or “taverns” were built along the way. The Burr Oak Tavern still stands on the SE corner of Maple Avenue and East Capitol Drive.
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357 Cottonwood Avenue
Hartland, WI 53029