Our Location and Values

Map was created in 2013 and minor changes may not be reflected in map.

The Town of Oshkosh is located on the north side of the City of Oshkosh city limits.

The Town of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin was established on March 8, 1839. Read more on former town clerk Walter Weidemen's notes.

The Town of Oshkosh is located between two scenic bodies of water: Lake Winnebago and Lake Butte des Morts. Being that the Fox and Wolf River systems connect to these lakes makes it ideal for fishing, hunting, or water entertainment and recreation for the residents of this community. The Town of Oshkosh has small residential neighborhoods and approximately 90 small businesses throughout our Town, while maintaining its rural character of farmland and green space. Our volunteer fire and first responder departments are well trained and equipped that adds to the community spirit of this Town.

       We Value:
  • The Preservation of the "Rural Character"
  • The Continuation of Small But Efficient Town Government
  • Shoreland Preservation
  • The Conservation of Our Natural Resources (Clean Water, Lakes, Wetlands)
  • Our Recreational Opportunities (WIOUWASH Trail, Lakes)
  • The Conservation and Enhancement of Green Space
  • Existing Agricultural Lands
  • A Balance of Individual and Community Rights
  • A Well Planned, Compatible, Managed Land Use
  • The Friendly Atmosphere of Our Town
  • Low Density Housing In Our Town
  • Reasonable Property Taxes
  • A Good Return On Property Investment
  • Minimum Governmental Intervention
  • Basic Town Services (Volunteer Fire Dept., Road Maintenance, Refuse Pickup)
  • Our Low Crime Rate
  • The Need For Cooperative Intergovernmental Efforts

Latitude 440303N and longitude 0883027W. The Town of Oshkosh has easy access for residents to USH 41 and is immediately adjacent north of the City of Oshkosh and west and south of the Town of Vinland.

Keep Your Lawn Green and the Water Blue

Using too much fertilizer and other lawn care products can cause water pollution. The same rain that helps turn your lawn green can also wash excess fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants into the nearest creek, turning the water green, or worse. Much of it makes its way downstream through our roadside ditches to downstream lakes. To help prevent pollution, have your soil tested to determine how much fertilizer you really need. And use lawn care products as instructed on the product labels. Less is always more when it comes to water quality.

Fertilizer is a pollutant when it is washed off lawns and gardens into streams, rivers and other bodies of water. Fertilizer consists of plant nutrients that help plants grow and reproduce. In the water these nutrients feed naturally occurring algae and can lead to massive algae blooms, particularly during the warm summer months. An algae bloom is an explosion in the algae population that turns the water green, shutting out sunlight needed by bottom-growing plants and leading to oxygen depletion that kills fish and other aquatic creatures.

This season, try applying no more fertilizer than can actually be used by your lawn and the plants you are tending. Here are some practical tips which will limit the amount of fertilizer available to be washed into roadside ditches and downstream lakes and streams:

  • Have your soil tested. Then apply only the kinds and amounts of nutrients that your grass and plants need.

  • Once your soil has been tested, follow the instructions that come with commercial fertilizer to make sure you apply no more than is required.

  • Apply fertilizer in the fall when it is most beneficial to cool season grasses and least likely to end up in runoff.

  • Avoid leaving fertilizer on hard surfaces such as sidewalks and driveways where they are most likely to be washed into a storm ditch, where it will end up in a stream. Sweep fertilizer off hard surfaces onto the lawn or into the garden.

  • If possible, avoid applying fertilizer just before a rain storm.