Elmore is also known as a former hometown of Minnesota Governor, Walter Mondale who lived there from 1937 to 1947. Mr. Mondale graduated from Elmore High School in 1946. During the 40’s and 50’s the population was just over 1000.
Today it has fallen back to around 630. Elmore has had a post office since 1863 and was named for Andrew E. Elmore an early settler of Waukesha and Brown counties in Wisconsin.