Perkinstown Community Cemetery

The history of Perkinstown comes to life with a visit to the Perkinstown Community Cemetery. You will find the original location nestled among towering pines and maples. The new addition rests in the adjacent clearing. For information or to purchase grave sites, please contact the cemetery sexton.

Sexton – Holly Sromek (715) 785-7595


Town Warning Siren

The Town of Grover received one of eleven new emergency warning sirens in Taylor County. The siren is located next to the Town Hall on Second Street in Perkinstown. The new siren has the capability to sound tornado, attack, fire, warning and emergency voice broadcasts.

Residents of Taylor County are requested to be familiar with the tones:

Steady tone – Storm warning (tornado, high winds, hail, severe thunderstorms)

Wail – Fire Call

Hi-Low (Alternate Steady on and off during steady) – Amber Alert

Alternate Wail (on and off during wail) – Chemical release

Chimes – Test

The new digital siren system is programmed to sound the siren tone and the dispatch center has the option of following the siren tone with audio messages.

During the usual weekly siren tests of the new sirens, a chimes tone will sound followed by a brief voice message announcing: “This was a test.”

The new system has a computer to perform silent tests of the new sirens everyday without having to sound a loud siren signal. This will provide for verification that the sirens are working properly. There is no need for someone to listen for the siren sound to verify proper operation.

Town Demographics

Grover is a town in Taylor CountyWisconsin, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 233.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 184.8 square km (71.4 square miles). 183.0 square km (70.7 square miles) of it is land and 1.8 square km (0.7 square miles) of it (0.99%) is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 233 people, 93 households, and 70 families residing in the town. The population density was 1.3/square km (3.3/square mi). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 0.7/square km (1.9/ square mi). The racial makeup of the town was 97.42% White and 2.58% Native American, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 93 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 1.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $29,531 versus $25,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,031. About 2.9% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 11.1% of those sixty five or over.

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Recreation Opportunities

The Town of Grover has many excellent fishing lakes including public access to Kathryn Lake, Anderson Lake, Richter Lake and Spruce Lake. Kathryn Lake also has a Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest federal campground, boat launch and swimming area.

The Town of Grover also has approximately 20 miles of two-way traffic for ATV’s, snowmobiles and off road cycles on the Perkinstown Motorized Trail, which winds its way through Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. These trails are maintained by several of the areas snowmobile and ATV clubs.

For wintertime fun there is the Perkinstown Winter Sports Area for tubing and 22 miles of well groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. The Perkinstown Winter Sports Area has a warming chalet with a fireplace and serves food and beverages.