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Lafayette County, Wisconsin


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The Lafayette County Courthouse is located at 626 Main Street, Darlington, WI 53530; phone: 608-776-4850. Built from 1905-1907, this courthouse is the only one in the U.S. whose construction was paid for by a single person. Matt Murphy (of Benton) died in 1903 and his will stated that 70% of his estate be used to build a county courthouse. [www.co.lafayette.wi.gov, accessed May, 2011]

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