Wisconsin has 1,259 towns.
Source: Wisconsin Towns Association (Town Quick Facts)
A topic of discussion south of the border.
Too much local government: Illinois' thousands of local governments. (Illinois Policy Institute, Nov. 2013)
Let’s go to town on cutting wasteful township governments. (Chicago Sun-Times, 7/5/2017)
Original 12/29/2017 post, "Get me rewrite: I'll give you my local government when you pry it from my cold, dead, white, male hand", starts here.
Wisconsin Towns Association (arrow and underline added)
No lie: A baker's dozen Trues from 2017. (PolitiFact Wisconsin, 12/29/2017)
Waiting for someone to provide a breakdown of town board representation by race and ethnicity. Wisconsin is 81.7% white, but if you exempt Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties, the precentage jumps to 93.1.