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Columbia County, created in 1846 from Portage County, is named after Christopher Columbus. Located in central Wisconsin, the county seat is Portage.

Land Area 773.79 sq miles
Water Area 21.91 sq miles
Elevation 800 ft at Portage. 1,247 ft at Gibraltar Rock.
Number of Lakes 56
Area in Lakes 3,095 acres (4.84 sq miles)
Rivers Wisconsin, Fox, Crawfish
Major Watershed Wisconsin River (Northwest), Rock River (Southeast)
Geographical Province North and west: Central Plain. South and east: Eastern Ridges and Lowlands
Natural Vegetation Mostly oak savanna, with small areas of of sedge meadow. South-central: prairie bluestems and composites.
Population  
1930:
1970:
1980:
1990:
2000:
30,503
40,150
43,222
45,088
52,468
 
Border Counties  
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East:
South:
West:
Adams County, Marquette County, Green Lake County
Dodge County
Dane County
Sauk County

Columbia County Government and Local Information Resources
County Web Site www.co.columbia.wi.us
County Clerk Office of the County Clerk
PO Box 177
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-2191
Clerk of Courts Clerk of Circuit Courts Phone: 608-742-9640
E-mail
County Sheriff Sheriff Phone: 608-742-4166
E-mail
Health Department Health Phone: 608-742-9227
E-mail
Highway Department Highway and Transportation Phone: 608-429-2136
E-mail
County Parks Land & Water Conservation
120 West Conant Street
PO Box 485
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-9670
Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage Records Register of Deeds
PO Box 133
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-9677
Cooperative Extension UW-Extension, Columbia County
PO Box 567
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-9680
E-mail

Tourism, Relocation & Business Development Cambria-Friesland Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 143
Cambria, WI 53923-0143
Phone: 920-348-5267
  Columbia County Economic Development Corporation
1800 Kutzke Rd Ste 102
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-6161
  Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 362
Columbus, WI 53925
Phone: 920-623-3699
  Lake Wisconsin Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 43
Lodi, WI 53555
Phone: 608-635-8070
  Lodi Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 43
Lodi, WI 53555-0043
Phone: 608-592-4412
  Main Street Portage, Inc
117 West Cook Street
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-745-1861
  Pardeeville Area Business Association
PO Box 337
Pardeeville, WI 53954-0337
Phone: 608-429-3121
  Portage Area Chamber of Commerce
104 West Cook St Ste A
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-6242
  Poynette Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 625
Poynette, WI 53955-0625
Phone: 608-635-2425
  Randolph Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 66
Randolph, WI 53956-0066
Phone: 920-326-4769
  Rio Area Community Club
PO Box 178
Rio, WI 53960-0178
Phone: 920-992-3213
  Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau
PO Box 390
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0390
Phone: 608-254-8088

Historical and Genealogical Societies Cambria-Friesland Historical Society
PO Box 501
Cambria, WI 53923
Phone: 920-348-5787
  Columbia County Historical Society
W3988 Hwy 33
Cambria, WI 53923
Phone: 920-348-5516
  Dells Country Historical Society
1621 E Broadway
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone: 608-254-8129
  Lodi Valley Historical Society
173 S Main St
Lodi, WI 53555
Phone: 608-592-5910
  Portage Historical Society
PO Box 727
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-6663
  Poynette Area Historical Society
W5660 Hall Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
Phone: 608-635-2970
  WIGenWebProject, Columbia County

Columbia County - South Central Library System www.scls.info/
Angie W Cox Public Library
119 N Main St, Box 370
Pardeeville 53954
608-429-2354

Columbus Public Library
223 W James St
Columbus 53925
920-623-5910

Jane Morgan Memorial Library
109 W Edgewater St
Box 477
Cambria 53923
920-348-4030
Kilbourn Public Library
620 Elm St
Wisconsin Dells 53965
608-254-2146

Lodi Woman's Club Public Library
130 Lodi St
Lodi 53555
608-592-4130
Portage Public Library
253 W Edgewater St
Portage 53901
608-742-4959

Poynette Public Library
118 N Main St
Box 368
Poynette 53955
608-635-7577
Rio Community Library
324 W Lyons St
P.O. Box 306
Rio 53960
920-992-3206

Wyocena Public Library
165 E Dodge St
P.O. Box 913
Wyocena 53969
608-429-4899
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