Founded in the 1850's by settlers from New England, Whitewater, like many towns in the area, grew around a gristmill.
Beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century, Whitewater became an increasingly large center of Spiritualism with Morris Pratt, a prominent Spiritualist, establishing the Morris Pratt Institute in town in 1889. The Institute operated until the the 1930's. This contributed to much of the local lore around Spiritualists and associated them with witches. For this reason, Whitewater is sometimes known as the "Second Salem." The town does celebrate this history to some extent.
- Freeze Fest
- 1 Flowing Well, 8201 Clover Valley Rd. If you are driving buy or staying in whitewater, the Flowing Well is a nice place to stop and get a drink. Fill up your glass, sit under the shelter and enjoy the scenery with your friends.
- Hamilton House B&B, 328 W Main St, ☏ . Eight rooms in an 1860s Second Empire mansion decorated on the theme of French Impressionists. Offers business rates and seasonal packages.
|Routes through Whitewater|
|Madison ← Fort Atkinson ←||NW SE||→ Elkhorn → Lake Geneva|
|Edgerton ← Milton ←||W E||→ Eagle → Milwaukee|