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2016 Visitor's Guide

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Random Lake Area Chamber of Commerce • (920) 994-9054 9 BATAVIA Batavia became the first village of impor- tance in the Town of Scott, anchoring the Town of Scott in the southwestern corner of Sheboygan County. In its heyday Batavia had a wide variety of commerce and it was a true commercial center but few businesses sur- vived in the years after World War II. Today it's the site of the Town of Scott Community Cen- ter, originally built and operated by the fire department. Both the Batavia Fire Depart- ment and Beechwood Fire Department are dispatched to any emergency in the Town of Scott. Members of both depart- ments also serve with the Batavia First Responders. When the one-room school districts were re- quired to join a district with a high school, the eastern part of the town chose the Random Lake School District, while the western portion se- lected the Kewaskum School District. Since the 2010 Census, the Town of Scott also has two representatives on the Sheboygan County Board. The official Town of Scott population esti- mate for 2014, is 1,830 (the 2010 Census had 1,836, and in 2000 it was 1,804). Batavia Elemen- tary School closed in June, 2006. Zion United Methodist Church of Bat- avia (built in 1965) traces its roots back to an Evangelical Association congre- gation organized in 1850. The Evangelicals reorganized in 1922 and in 1946 it merged with the United Breth- ren to form the Evan- gelical United Breth- ren Church. In 1968 this church and the Methodists merged nationally to become the United Methodist Church. St. Stephen's Luther- an Church in Batavia was erected in 1884, and an addition was completed in 2013. We Honor a Hometown Hero Tunis H. LeFever 2/28/1843 -- 2/16/1927 Cpl. LeFever served with Co. F in the 27th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War, including the Battles of Vicksburg and Jenkins Ferry. He returned to Batavia and became one of the oldest surviving Civil War veterans in Sheboygan Coun- ty. He has many descendants in the local community. Scott Pioneers 4-H Club Halloween Party.

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