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Nestled into the rolling hills of northeastern Lafayette County, the community of Argyle and the surrounding area are appealing both to residents and to visitors.

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ImageThe Community Although just over 800 in population, Argyle offers a variety of products and services to residents and visitors. The village has two restaurants, a laundromat, two banks, a 24 hour gas station with convenience store, a medical clinic and a dentist. There are also several retail businesses including a jewelry / gift store, a collectibles shop, two local pubs, and two beauty salons. See our business listings and community profile.

ImageThe Surrounding Area Argyle offers a wide range of attractions including river tubing, and is within an easy drive of Monroe, a city of 10,000 people located 15 miles east of Argyle. The largest city in the region is Madison, 40 miles to the northeast. State capital of Wisconsin and home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this community of nearly 200,000 has a multitude of educational, medical, recreational, and cultural resources.

Just eight miles to the northwest is Yellowstone Lake State Park. The 450-acre Yellowstone Lake is the largest body of water in southwestern Wisconsin and the park offers a multitude of recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, swimmming and boating. A shooting range is available to the public every day except Tuesday at the adjacent Yellowstone Wildlife Area.

ImageThe History. Argyle was founded in 1844 by Allan Wright, a Scotsman who named it after the Duke of Argyll. The village's original settlers were predominantly from England, Norway and Ireland. In 1855, the first bridge was built over the Pecatonica River and in 1888 the addition of a rail line further stimulated business growth. Read more about the rich history of Argyle at the Historic Argyle website.

This is Argyle..

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Remembering "Fighting Bob"...

Argyle is proud to claim the boyhood home of "Fighting Bob" La Follette. Born in 1855, La Follette worked as a farm laborer before entering the University of Wisconsin in 1875. After graduating in 1879, La Follette launched his political career as district attorney the following year. Affiliated with the Republican Party for almost his entire career, La Follette embarked on a political path that would take him to Congress, the governorship of Wisconsin, and as a candidate for President of the U.S. His support for progressive reforms, rousing oratory, and frequent clashes with party leaders earned him the nickname "Fighting Bob." America, La Follette argued throughout his political life, cannot live up to its ideals so long as militarism and corporate power warp our democracy.

Did you know?

Adult Book Club Meets 4pm on the first Thursday of the month at the EMS Building. Contact Argyle Public Library for details.

Erickson Wetlands Welcomes Volunteers "Wednesdays at the Wetlands" Meets at 10am on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the main entrance accessed from the Argyle Legion Park. See Driftless Conservancey website for details.

Euchre Meets each Wednesday at 12:15pm at the EMS Building. All players welcome!