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The county was created in 1853 and organized the following year.
The county seat is Alma
 The first permanent settlement was established in 1839, located in what is now Fountain City. This settlement was originally named Holmes' Landing after a family that traded with the Sioux and Chippewa. Buffalo County was settled primarily by Swiss, German, and Norwegian immigrants who were drawn to the area by the growing lumber industry, fertile soils, access to the Mississippi, and available land. By 1848 a second community was established called Twelve Mile Bluff, which is now known as Alma.

Alma (county seat) * Buffalo City * Fountain City * Mondovi

Cochrane *     Nelson

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

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Unincorporated communities
Bluff Siding * Cream * Czechville * East Winona * Gilmanton * Glencoe * Herold * Lookout *
Marshland * Maxville * Misha Mokwa * Modena * Montana * Praag * Tell * Trevino * Urne

Ghost towns
Anchorage * Bohri * Savoy * Springdale


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Website Updates:
Apr 2016:  obits for KERN, ULRICH, HUNGER, FRIED, MAINHILL.  Sicklist for SIEBENALER, WOLCOTT, MURR.  Birth announcements for GIVERSON

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