About Columbia County
Columbia County was first organized in 1846. Columbia
County was an important place to the people of early times
for its use of the Fox-Wisconsin waterway, carrying their
canoes across the narrow portage between these rivers.
Miami Indian guides brought French explorers Louis Joliet
and Father Jacques Marquette to this portage. Columbia
County is located in south-central Wisconsin and has a total
land area of approximately 778 square miles. The county
seat is Portage. Columbia County is comprised of 21
townships, 10 villages and 4 cities.
Columbia County neighbors are North: Adams, Marquette and
Green Lake Counties; East: Dodge County; South: Dane County
and West: Sauk County.
About the WIGenWeb Project.
In June, as the Kentucky Project was coming to completion, it was decided to create this page for all states, establishing the USGenWeb Project. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for a state page. If you would like to contribute your data or create a county page within a given state, please contact the person responsible for maintaining that state's page. If you would like to volunteer in any way to help with this site contact Tina Vickery.
About the USGenWeb Project
In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists with mutual interests in Kentucky genealogy got together and discussed ways and means of using the internet for comprehensive geenalogical resources. This resulted in a project to build web sites for every county in Kentucky. This idea quickly spread to other states and by the end of the summer of 1996, the USGenweb Project was born.