The first actual settler on the site of Wakefield was James Gilbert, who came in 1858. The town site for Wakefield was selected and laid out by Rev. Richard Wake, John Wormald, Alexander Maitland and Col. Loomis on Aug. 26, 1869. The colonel named the town Wakefield, partly in honor of Rev. Richard Wake and partly because Wakefield, England was the former home of John Wormald.
Nestled by beautiful Milford Lake, Wakefield is bustling with fun. Opportunities to camp, fish, hike and more are readily available when you visit. The city park features a playground, ball diamond, volleyball, horseshoe pits, basketball court and swimming pool. Each year in August, Wakefield celebrates their city's birthday with an unforgettable Birthday Bash.
You simply must visit and check out all that Wakefield has in store for you!