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Delavan - Walworth County - Wisconsin

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Delavan Wisconsin
123 South 2nd Street, Delavan, WI 53115


The founders of Delavan, Henry and Samuel Phoenix were part of the temperance movement of the 1830s. They named Delavan after Edward Cornelius Delavan, a prominent temperance leader from Albany New York.

Delavan was home to 26 circus companies from 1847 to 1836. Delavan has a rich circus history. Many circuses wintered in Delavan. The original P T Barnum Circus was organized in Delavan in 1871.


Delavan Wisconsin Demographics

Located in Wisconsin County:Walworth
Year Incorporated1897
Population (2016 Estimate)8,414
Total Area (Sq. Miles)7.22
Land Area (Sq. Miles)6.76
Water Area (Sq. Miles).46

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