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Introduction to the Sussex Area

Welcome to the Sussex area, a pleasant southeastern Wisconsin region home to a population exceeding 21,000. The three communities comprising the Sussex area triangle each offer something different, exuding their own distinct character and flavor.

The Village of Sussex WI is a unique community that offers a mix of small-town living with enterprising development. It was originally settled in June of 1843 and incorporated as a village in 1924. While Sussex is not big in size— covering just over seven square miles—it has much to offer both residents and businesses.

Around 10,050 people and a growing base of businesses currently call Sussex home—and that number is sure to grow with the current and future developments occurring, notably in the downtown district. Here, history meets progress, as maintained historical architecture is enhanced by current revitalization efforts. The latest undertakings in Downtown Sussex and other corridors continue to draw new retail and commercial business, expanding opportunities for ventures of all kinds.

The Town of Lisbon, positioned north of both Sussex and Lannon, stretches across approximately 30 square miles in north central Waukesha County. The town was created in 1838 and, while it has grown into a community of nearly 9,900 residents, has managed to preserve its rural landscape of rolling hills and rich woodlands. Lisbon is primarily residential in nature, featuring a number of well-maintained subdivisions. The town is home to approximately 70 businesses, including the Halquist Stone Company, which opens its quarry to the public every other September during Dozer Days.

The smallest of the three communities is the Village of Lannon, located at the eastern point of the Sussex area triangle. Lannon takes its name in honor of William Lannon, an Irish immigrant who arrived in the area in 1842 and operated the local quarries. In 1890, the post office opened under the name Lannon. The community was eventually incorporated as a village in 1930 and has retained much of its small, rural character. Today, the Village of Lannon is home to just over 1,000 people.

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