Welcome to Brookfield

Brookfield, Wisconsin, is located in Waukesha County and has a population of almost 38,000 people. Formed in 1954, Brookfield is the third-largest city in Waukesha County, covering about 27 square miles. Brookfield is a major hub of business, retail and industry in southeastern Wisconsin. It is located about 7 miles from Milwaukee.

If you are a golf enthusiast, Brookfield has the perfect destination: Westmoor Country Club at 400 South Moorland Road. It's an 18-hole regulation-length golf course with three sets of teeboxes for a challenging but enjoyable golfing experience. You can even book your tee times online on Westmoor's website for a discounted rate. Brookfield is actually home to two golf courses, so don't miss out on Brookfield Hills Golf Course at 16075 Pinehurst Drive. This is a particularly well-groomed executive golf course with a stunning view of Deer Creek and many mature trees that surround the fairways. Brookfield is open to the public, but you'll need to reserve a tee time seven days in advance by calling the clubhouse.

If you are a history buff, be sure to visit the Elmbrook Historical Society in the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum at 1075 Pilgrim Parkway. This is a nonprofit educational organization that researches the history of Brookfield and Elm Grove and preserves various historical objects and buildings. The Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum is the only structure in Brookfield to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can get a docent-led tour of the museum or take advantage of the many public lectures on historical topics that are presented at the Brookfield Public Library by the Elmbrook Historical Society.

You can continue your historical tour by visiting Oak Hill Cemetery on Brookfield Road just south of Capitol Drive. The cemetery marker reads "Burial place of Yankee, English and German settlers." The most famous grave in this cemetery belongs to Nathan Hatch, a soldier of the Revolutionary War who made the trip out west in the 1840s with his sons, Hiram and Edmund. There are veterans of every war through World War II buried here, including 15 Civil War veterans.

About 4 miles from the cemetery, you'll find the marker for the birthplace of Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls, best known as the mother of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the "Little House" series. Caroline was born in a cabin in Brookfield in 1839 and was considered the earliest known settler to be born in the town of Brookfield.