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Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded July 6, 1853
County Seat Alma
Address Buffalo County Courthouse
407 S. 2nd Street
Alma WI 54610
Phone: 608-685-6206
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Historical Facts

1853--Buffalo County was created 6 July 1853 from Jackson County. [1]

Populated Places


  • Alma
  • Buffalo City
  • Fountain City
  • Mondovi


  • Cochrane
  • Nelson


  • Alma
  • Belvidere
  • Buffalo
  • Canton
  • Cross
  • Dover
  • Gilmanton
  • Glencoe
  • Lincoln
  • Maxville
  • Milton
  • Modena
  • Mondovi
  • Montana
  • Naples
  • Nelson
  • Waumandee

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

  • 1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed Internet the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be searched on the FamilySearch Record Search This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census

FamilySearch Record Search  Search indexed census.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.

Church Records


Buffalo County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Buffalo County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

St. John's Lutheran Church, Alma

  • Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Alma, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories

Land and Property


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Buffalo County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Buffalo County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company L
- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company H
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company F
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company C
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship



Probate Records

Public Records


See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

School Records


Vital Records

Buffalo County Courthouse
407 S. 2nd Street
Alma WI 54610
Phone: 608-685-6206

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, burial and
land records.  Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court
records. Register of Probate has probate records[2]

Birth Records


Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Buffalo County, Wisconsin, p.755


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