The Town of Black Earth is located approximately 20 miles west of Madison. The first Europeans to permanently settle here arrived in 1843.  Five years later, the Wisconsin State Legislature created the Town of Farmersville, which was later renamed to Black Earth.  Black Earth is a rural farming community blessed with natural resources, including fertile soils and the popular Black Earth Creek.  (Population 518, 2023) 

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Wisconsin Heights School District
Interim District Administrator Craig Gerlach will hold in-person Community Sessions in February and March to discuss and answer any questions.  

In Person
– Monday, February 5, 2024 – 6:00 pm – Step Room
– Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 6:00 pm – Step Room

– Sunday, February 25, 2024 – 6:00 pm

Town of Black Earth – Town Board Meeting
– Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – 6:30 pm 

More information can be found on the 2024 Referendum page.

     The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a new webpage to help applicants for solar installations.  Solar installations are becoming more frequent as individuals, communities, companies, and utilities seek renewable energy solutions.  The webpage focuses on ground-mounted projects as they have a broader impact on the environment than building-mounted or home installations.


Black Earth Township Approaches 175 Years

     What is now the town of Black Earth was incorporated with part of Farmersville (along with present-day Berry & the southern half of Mazomanie townships) on August 2, 1848, just months after Wisconsin became a state.  The present-day northern half of Mazomanie township was added to Farmersville days later.  Two years later, in 1850, Berry was removed to become its own town.  The population of Farmersville was 206 people, according to the 1850 census. 

     In 2023, the town of Black Earth will be 175 years old if referring back to the original Farmersville incorporation from 1848.  For more Black Earth history, please visit blackearthwihistory.org