Welcome to the Trempealeau County virtual museum. Trempealeau County is located in west central Wisconsin and was created in 1854 by using land from both Buffalo and Jackson County. George Gale was instrumental in maneuvering the formation of Trempealeau County.
The name, Trempealeau, (pronounced Tremp-a-low) derives from a French phrase for "mountain in the water". Trempealeau Mountain is just that - a bluff totally surrounded by the waters of the Mississippi, the Pine and the Trempealeau River. This island bluff was a well known land mark for early explorers and travelers on the Mississippi.
To learn more about the County of Trempealeau and it's ancestors, go inside to visit!