Village of Kohler History
Kohler Village, with a population of just under 2,000 encompasses a 4.5 square mile area. It is govererned by a board of trustees, and has an excellent school system (pre-kindergarten through grade 12) , three churches, diverse cultural, and recreational amenities.
It is located in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
The Village of Kohler, incorporated in 1912, was developed as a garden/industrial community by Walter J. Kohler, son of Kohler Company founder John Michael Kohler. Using the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, the noted landscape architect who’s designs include New York’s Central Park and the Biltmore Estate’s grounds, Walter Kohler developed one of the nation’s first and finest planned communities.
Today the concepts introduced by Walter Kohler are being protected and enhanced through the joint cooperation of Kohler Company and the Kohler Village. Artful planning is reflected throughout the Village, in its emphasis on natural and historic preservation and its carefully considered design for residential and commercial growth.