Welcome to the Town of Fort Winnebago website!

The Town of Fort Winnebago, Columbia County, Wisconsin has a population of 821 and is the 1090th largest populated area in Wisconsin. Population density is 27 people per square mile.

    Population Ancestries:
  • German (53.1%)
  • Irish (18.4%)
  • English (12.0%)
  • Norwegian (10.9%)
  • Polish (8.1%)
  • Dutch (5.1%)

The Town of Fort Winnebago contains 33.52 square miles or 21,453 acres, elevation 970 feet and located in the northern portion of Columbia County, WI.

The Town was originally called Town of Port Hope and sometime in 1853 the name was changed to Town of Fort Winnebago. The first town board meeting was held in 1850 in the home of Avery Spicer. The purpose of the meeting was to elect an officer and a location of the county seat.

Quick Links

Columbia County 2012 – 2013 Official Directory
Columbia County Weather
Wisconsin Statutes - Chapt 60 Towns
Columbia County Website
Portage Community School District
State of Wisconsin Website
The 2013 Columbia County Guide

Emergency Contacts

Emergency............................................. 911
Portage Fire Department... (608) 742-2172
WI State Patrol................... (608) 846-8500
Columbia County Sherriff.. (608) 742-4166
DNR - Warden D.Holmes... (608) 635-8126
Human Society.................... (608) 742-3666

 
Columbia County
Summer 2014
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