Crocker Hills Area Preservation Society

We are a Wisconsin non-profit organization working towards our 501(c)(3) certification. Our mission is to collect and preserve historical information and items of the Crocker Hills Area in Wisconsin, including the Elton School Building and Grounds.


Elton, WI is a quiet community located in the Evergreen Township of Langlade County. It is 16 miles east of Antigo, WI and 8 miles west of White Lake, WI.

The village of Elton is named for Elton C. Larzelere, whose father Charles was instrumental in the organization of Langlade County in 1879. In 1886, Charles and a few others secured permission from the Langlade County Board to create the town of Elton from part of Langlade Township. The first Elton Township meeting was held in 1887 at the home of Charles Larzelere. Mr. Larzelere passed away in 1923 at the age of 81.

The Elton Schoolhouse you see on the right was constructed in 1912. It was built as a three room graded schoolhouse and was in use until the 1950s when they consolidated with White Lake.

This is now the official meeting place of the Crocker Hills Area Preservation Society and is one of the few buildings left standing of the bustling town you see in the photo above. One of the school room chalkboards has been signed by residents and people who attended Elton School as a child. We are working hard to preserve this wonderful piece of history, as well as adding more artifacts and information along the way.

To find more information on the history of Elton, visit our sister Facebook page here.

Membership & Fundraising

become a chaps member

As a member of our society, you will receive member only benefits at each of our events, get a discount on renting the schoolhouse grounds, and are entitled to vote at all membership meetings (meeting dates and times will be posted to our Facebook page). There are two types of memberships: family ($20) & individual ($15). All proceeds go towards the preservation of the Elton Schoolhouse & Crocker Hills history.

Current fundraising goal

Our current goal is TBD. Some biggest issue is the foundation is caving in. Please help us preserve one of the remaining historical buildings in our town!

More Information Will Be Coming Soon!