Black Earth, WI

The tiny village of Black Earth is located just past Cross Plains about 15 miles west of Madison, WI. Black Earth bills itself as "The only Black Earth in the world!" and is said to be the home of the oldest co-op in America. Black Earth, WI is also home to Black Earth Creek, Duck Days, Home of Champions, Black Earth Historical Society, and Field Days since 1867. Black Earth is a great choice of location to build a new construction home due to the affordability yet relative proximity to Madison.

Learn more about Black Earth real estate and what life is like in this inviting village.

Black Earth Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $205K
Lowest Price $45K
Highest Price $1.2M
Total Listings 27
Avg. Days On Market 539
Avg. Price/SQFT $219

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Black Earth, WI Real Estate

Black Earth homes for sale include mostly single-family homes ranging from three to five bedrooms. Most homes have spacious backyards where kids and pets can play, multi-car garages, and living and dining rooms where the family can gather.

Other features you might find in Black Earth homes include granite countertops,  wooden cabinetry, laundry rooms, master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, walk-in showers, and double vanities in the master bathrooms. Higher end homes often have additional features such as walk-in pantries, games rooms, and Smart home technology.

Although the village is growing, there is still plenty of land for sale in Black Earth. You can find spacious lots surrounded by rolling hills, forests, and farmland, as well as attractive tracts of land in quiet subdivisions with access to electricity, sewage lines, and road access.

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History of Black Earth

Named after Black Earth Creek which passes through it, the Village of Black Earth was platted in 1850. After acquiring a post office and the Milwaukee Mississippi Railroad in 1856, Black Earth was incorporated in 1857. A grist mill and saw mill were later built on the water privileges acquired by John Sweat.

The earliest settlers included Norwegian immigrants in addition to "American" and English settlers. Early development in the community included churches and lodges such as the Ancient Order of Mendota and the Sons of Temperance as well as two hotels. In 1859 a beautiful two-story brick school was built which became the envy of nearby villages. 

Black Earth later became a major shipping point for commodities such as grain and livestock. Significant quantities of pork and flour also made their way to the developing "pineries" in northern Wisconsin.

Things to do in Black Earth, WI

Black Earth may be a small, rural village, but that doesn't mean you'll be bored here. There are plenty of parks and green spaces to explore where you can go hiking, cycling, wildlife spotting, or play baseball or soccer. There are also friendly local restaurants and bars where you can find great food or watch a sports game. 

Kids will love a trip to the Black Earth Children's Museum. Little ones can play on the slides, in the barn, and in the chicken coop at the Toddler Farm or play shop in the mini market. Older kids can learn about wetlands, forests and natural history at the museum's exhibits.

If you feel like eating out, there are a few sports bars and restaurants in town that serve cold drinks and classic American dishes. Popular spots include The Shack and Rookies. The Black Earth Bowling Alley is another great gathering spot where you can play a few games and grab food and drinks.

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