Visitors and residents are treated to a quaint well-maintained community dating back to the early 1800s. Officially named in 1861 by an English lay minister, Mount Horeb is a biblical name chosen because of high elevation and natural beauty of the area. Among the many settlers from Europe, the Norwegians brought along their traditional trolls, thus the “Troll Capital” name was born.
While Mount Horeb has maintained its link to the past with the preservation of many of its antique buildings and homes, the Village is also a modern, full-service community for its residents and those of nearby communities. The bustling business district and nearby mall, offer every type of business and service that a community needs to be self-sufficient.
Mount Horeb is proud of its municipal services, providing its own electric utility, police and recreation departments, public library and an all-volunteer fire department. The new Fire Department facility houses the very latest in fire fighting and emergency equipment for its top rated EMS and Fire Department.