The Village of Cross Plains was incorporated in 1920. Sometimes called "Cross Plains Prairie" at the time, the Village was organized from three separate settlements; Cross Plains, Foxville, and Christina. The first inhabitants were nearly all of German, Irish, or Norwegian ancestry. The name Cross Plains was given because of the crossing of two roads in the village.
Wisconsin Historical Society. Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles; "Newspaper"; "City", "State"; "Article Date"; viewed online at https://www.wisconsinhistory.org on August 14, 2020.