Trempealeau County is named for Trempealeau Mountain which is located in the county and comes from the French meaning “mountain with its foot in the water” referring to a bluff in a bend of the Trempealeau River.
Created: January 27, 1854
Galesville 1854 – 1876
Arcadia 1876 – 1877
Whitehall 1877 – 1878
Arcadia 1878 – 1883
Whitehall 1883 – present
County Courthouse – Whitehall
Location: 36245 Main Street / Scranton Street
Built: 1954 – 1956
Architect: Klinger and Associates of Eau Claire
Contractor: Johnson Construction Company of Winona, Minnesota
Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. Along the east front are entrances on the north and on the south. Also on the east front is figure etched in stone and rising two stories. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located at the north side of the second story and another courtroom is located at the south side. This building was attached to the courthouse erected in 1883 on the west side. In 1967, an addition was added on the north to double the size of the building. Another addition was added in 1976 and in 1982.
Note: The 1883 courthouse was built in 1883. The architect was Charles B Cook and the contractor was S S Luce of Galesville. The building was enlarged in 1911 and demolished in 1981.
E – Jackson County
W – Buffalo County
Photos taken 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2019