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.  Click "back" to return to our home page.

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.

Current Events   


Publications  The first-ever book about W. Ben Hunt is now available!

Historical Links

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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.