Columbia County

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Columbia County is named for Christopher Columbus, who discovered America in 1492.


Created:  February 3, 1846

County Seat: 

Portage  1846 – present


County Courthouse – Portage


Location:  400 De Witt Street / West Pleasant Street

Built:  1961 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Foeller, Schober, Berners, Safford & Jann of Green Bay

Contractor:  Orville E. Madsen & Sons of Minneapolis, Minnesota


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The northeast front has a dark purplish colored panel above the entrance. Purplish panels are above and below the windows on the second and third stories. The first story on the northeast side has horizontal windows. On the north and south sides are lower wings. The roof line is flat.



N – Adams County, Marquette County and Green Lake County

E – Dodge County 

S – Dane County

W – Sauk County





County Courthouse







Photos taken 2007 and 2008