Columbia County is named for Christopher Columbus, who discovered America in 1492.
Created: February 3, 1846
Portage 1846 – present
County Courthouse – Portage
Location: 400 De Witt Street / West Pleasant Street
Built: 1961 – 1962
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.
E – Dodge County
S – Dane County
W – Sauk County
Photos taken 2007 and 2008