Village History

Since 1910
Thiensville, an attractive, self-governed village just one square mile in size, is located in the heart of the city of Mequon. Although the Village was officially incorporated in 1910, its settlement began in the 1840s and has developed into a picturesque community adjacent to the Milwaukee River. In 1842 Jochim Heinrich Thien settled in the area and bought 148 acres, built a mill and thus Thiensville was born.
The Mile of Smiles
The site of many historical buildings, Thiensville is a community rooted in tradition with a vision for the future. Known as the mile of smiles, Thiensville is home to about 3,400 residents. It has a predominately small town suburban residential character with a high quality of life created by well maintained homes, condos, and apartments.

Area Attractions

The Village has a beautiful park on the Milwaukee River which annually hosts the Family Fun Before the Fourth event, a day of fun for the whole family held on the Saturday before the Fourth of July. This event which begins in the morning with a parade and ends with the traditional fireworks display is the highlight of everyone's summer. A farmer’s market is held every Tuesday from May to October where you can purchase fresh produce and flowers from area growers.
John Henry Thien 

Top 100 Best Places to Live

In 2005, Mequon and Thiensville were ranked 19th on Money Magazine's 100 Best Places to Live list. Together they provide an excellent environment in which to live, work, shop, play, and learn.

For More Information

If you  would like more details, please contact the Village of Thiensville at 262-242-3720 to purchase a Village of Thiensville History Book.
Mequon Thiensville Historical Society