Hales Corners Historical Society
Hales Corners, Wisconsin

5885 South 116th Street, Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130


  Stock Fair, Early 1900s.  Looking Northeast along Forest Home Avenue.

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We are pleased that you are visiting.  Feel free to contact us if you would like more information about the Hales Corners Historical Society or anything described in our web site.  By the way, you can enlarge the photographs by clicking on the image.

About Hales Corners

Hales Corners Wisconsin was settled more than 160 years ago by Seneca and William Hale, and their father, Ebenezer Hale.  They came to this area  in 1836-37.  Hales Corners subsequently became a crossroads village and is now a suburb of Milwaukee.  W. Ben Hunt was a writer, artist, and leader in the outdoor movement who lived in Hales Corners from 1920 until his death in 1970.

Hales Corners is located in southeastern Wisconsin, southwest of Milwaukee.   The current Village of Hales Corners occupies about 3 square miles and has a population of 7,800.  To see where Hales Corners is located, view map

HCHS book cover
Hales Corners Wisconsin a History of the Village Since 1837

A publication of the Hales Corners Historical Society, January 2015.  340
pages with over 475 photos, illustrations and maps.  Soft cover. 
Learn about the entertaining history of  Hales Corners from its frontier roots in 1837 to the community it is today.  To enlarge the image, click on it (jpg file). 

The book is available at the Hales Corners Library, 5885 S. 116th St. in Hales Corners.  The price is $25.00 ($20.00 for current members of the Historical Society go to Membership ).
Mail orders:  the shipping charge for mail orders is $6.00 (go to Publications for order form).

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Early Settlement/Hale Summer Kitchen

Turn-of-the-Century Hales Corners

Scenes of Farm & Village

W. Ben Hunt and Ben Hunt Cabin   We welcome contacts from those who knew or learned from Ben Hunt.

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Contact Us

We'd like to hear from you!  Write to us at the above address, or e-mail. Telephone us at (414) 529-6150 ext. 24. (Note: our phone extension is part of the Hales Corners Library phone system).   We will reply as soon as we can, considering that some questions require research, and that we are an all-volunteer organization.

This website began on January 5, 1998.