Ephraim, WI


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Ephraim is a village in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, known for its beautiful views of Eagle Harbor and the bluffs of Green Bay and its charming white buildings. It is located across Eagle Harbor from Peninsula State Park. The population was 288 at the 2010 census.
The village was founded in 1853 by the Reverend Andreas Iverson as a Moravian religious community. The steeples of the Moravian Church and the Lutheran Church are the landmarks of the village as seen from Eagle Harbor. The home of Reverend Iverson, as well as the Anderson Store, the Anderson Barn and History Center, the Pioneer Schoolhouse and the Goodletson log cabin are preserved by the Ephraim Historical Foundation and open to visitors as museums. The Ephraim Historical Foundation also offers walking tours of the village.
Since its founding, the village has prohibited alcohol sales or manufacture within the city; it is currently the only dry municipality in the state of Wisconsin. There have been two referenda concerning the sale of liquor within in the village, in 1934 and 1992. Both times the citizenry voted decisively to keep the village dry (with majorities of 59% and 74%, respectively).