Genesee Township is located near the center of Waukesha County (between Waukesha & Ottawa) in the beautiful “Kettle Moraine” area of southeast Wisconsin. The area was founded by German, Welsh, Irish, and English immigrants in the early 1840’s. The Wisconsin state Legislature approved the present town boundaries of Genesee on March 21, 1843.
The entire area was formed 10,000 years ago by the glaciers. Now its terrain is very hilly and its soil is shallow. Beds of gravel & limestone underlie the land surface.
One fact that made Genesee unique is the number of independent settlements in the township. There were 5 separate trading centers (Genesee Village, Saylesville, Genesee Depot, North Prairie , and Wales) created by roads, railroads, and waterpower.