On the banks of the scenic Red Cedar River, the Village of Colfax’s active business, education, civic and residential sectors join together to form a vibrant community nestled in rolling hills that offers the finest of rural Wisconsin’s natural beauty.
In 1864, the first non-native Americans established themselves on the confluence of the Red Cedar River and what came to be known as 18 Mile Creek. For its first 100 years, timber, sandstone and agriculture supported a settlement dominated by Norwegian immigrants. That Scandinavian influence remains evident today in our pride in the Colfax Public Schools, whose mascot is the Vikings.
Colfax’s civic organizations take great pride in helping our village thrive.
- Colfax Commercial Club
- Colfax Kiwanis
- Colfax Merry Mixers
- Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group
- Colfax Woman’s Club
- Colfax Snowmobilers
- Red Cedar Pullers
- FFA Alumni
- Russell Toycen American Legion Post 131
- American Legion Auxiliary
- Colfax Railroad Museum
Our many area churches reflect the diversity and understanding among different faiths.
- Colfax Rural Lutheran Parish
- Bethany Lutheran
- Colfax United Methodist
- Colfax Lutheran
- Faith Lutheran
- Tainter United Methodist
- St. John’s Lutheran
- St. John’s Catholic
Colfax is located eight miles north of the I-94 corridor.
Colfax offers a small-town sensibility in a rural setting that enjoys easy and convenient access to work and play in Eau Claire, Menomonie and the Twin Cities.
Come visit us – and experience “The Friendliest Little Town in Wisconsin.”