Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Late Woodland Effigy Mound and Native American dating back to 500.
Many famous people are associated with these Columbia County historic places including Zona Gale, H. H. Bennett, James T. Lewis, Angie Williams Cox and John H. Kinzie.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Columbia County places including Louis Sullivan, U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, Starke & Co. Conro, Claude & Starck, Carl C. Menes, Richard D. Vanaken, E.D. Baldwin, T.D. Allen, Robert Quickenden and Livermore and Samuelson. Prominent architectural styles found in Columbia Country are Italianate, Prairie School and Queen Anne.