Since the 1820’s many people have visited Shullsburg or made it their home. The Wisconsin Badger mascot traces its lineage to Shullsburg. The early roots of the Wisconsin’s Catholic and Methodist religions had their start here. The earliest populations centered around the lead trade here and today the Wisconsin Cheese industry has a large stake in Shullsburg.
As we near our 200th anniversary our quality of life remains as stable as the limestone foundations of our school and churches. More people are discovering our attributes. In 2016, Shullsburg received special designation as being named a national Main Street Community. This allows us access to professional services that would normally be unaffordable for a small town. In 2019, we welcomed the new Shullsburg Visitors Center. An essential first stop for your first visit.
Not just for history buffs, residents enjoy a high quality of life. Appointed by strong schooling, community pride, zero-traffic and recreational activities which abound. It is small town Midwest at its best. A mix of industry, affordable housing, low taxes and proximity to larger cities make it an ideal setting to raise a family or to retire.
As one of the oldest settlements in the state, it represents the Driftless Area region. Our old buildings, vernacular architecture and slower pace makes the 1,200 inhabitants lucky. Our K-12 school is academically and athletically strong. The school building is on the Wisconsin Historic Registry. Our Badger Mine and Museum helps us lay a rare claim as being a city that can be travelled upon by walking over, flying over or walking under. A strong sense of place exists in Shullsburg.
Let us help you make Shullsburg your home!