Marquette County

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Marquette County is named for Father Pere Jacques Marquette, who was a French missionary.


Created:  December 7.1836

County Seat: 

Marquette 1836 – 1859

Montello   1859 – present


County Courthouse – Montello


Location:  77 West Park Street / Underwood Avenue

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Albert Parkinson of Parkinson & Dockendorff of LaCrosse

Contractor:  Hans P Knudson of Waupaca


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on a landscaped hill in the center of the city. The building has Bedford limestone and Montello granite which was locally quarried. The building sits on the side of a steep hill. The building has a portico on the first story, supported by square brick pillars. There is a projecting cornice below the roof line. The base is dark red granite. The interior has terrazzo floors and walls with dark oak trim. On the east side is a new two story red colored brick addition constructed in 2002, which sits down the side of the hill.


Note: In 1915, the contracts awarded were Downey Heating & Supply Company for plumbing and Deiebold Safe & Lock Company for jail hardware. The building contract to Hans P Knudson was $47,286.00. The land was acquired from the Montello Granite Comapany which supplied the foundation stone.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Marquette County Courthouse



N – Waushara County

E – Green Lake County

S – Columbia County

W – Adams County





County Courthouse
















Courthouse Addition




Photos taken 2008 and 2012