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The Land Sales Act of 1784 divided new lands of the United States into townships that were six miles square, with 36 sections of 640 acres each. On July 3, 1836, Wisconsin became a territory with an appointed governor, a five-man legislative council, and a population of about 12,000 inhabitants.

The Town of Yorkville was organized by the Wisconsin State Legislature on February 7, 1842, and included what are now parts of the Towns of Raymond, Norway, and Dover. In 1846, the Town of Yorkville was incorporated with 36 sections. The Town’s borders upon incorporation were what are now Two Mile Road, I-94, County Line Road, and Raynor Avenue. By 1893, the settlement known as Union Grove filed for incorporation and became the Village of Union Grove.

On April 9, 2018, an election was held in which a majority of the votes were cast in favor of Yorkville becoming a village. On April 18, 2018, a Certificate of Incorporation was issued to the Village of Yorkville. At the time of issuance, the Village of Yorkville had an estimated population of 3091 persons.