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Rio Historical Society

Town of Lowville

The Town of Lowville has a rich history, dating back to when Columbia County was first recognized in 1846. Named after its first settler Jacob Low, the Town of Lowville is similar to the Town of Otsego in that the unincorporated community of Lowville resides in the township. Jacob Low's father was Captain Gideon Low, a settler of Fort Winnebago and proprietor of the famous Franklin House of Portage. Mr. Low converted his house into a hotel in 1846 and ran a tavern until 1853.

Today, the Town of Lowville has a population of almost 1000 people and an area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²). 34.3 square miles (88.7 km²) of which is land, and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of which is water. It is located southeast of the Village of Rio and actually borders the village. This map of Lowville Township shows just how close it is to the Village of Rio. This proximity means that township members have easy access to everything the village has to offer.


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Upcoming Community Events
Please see Events page for more details.

September 19

Food Pantry Open, 10am-Noon
Library Board Meeting, Rio Library, 5pm

September 20

Hampden Township Board Meeting, Town Hall, 7pm

September 21

Storytime, Rio Library, 10:30am
Book Club, Rio Library, 1:30pm
Crafternoon, Rio Library, 3:30pm
Author Visit, Michael Eckers "The Home Front", Rio Library, 6pm

September 22

Lego Club, Rio Library, 3:30pm
Community Club Meeting, F&M Bank, 7pm

September 23

Film Friday, "Willy Wonka", Rio Library, 6:30pm
Youth Pizza Night, Faith Bible Church, 7pm

September 26

Food Pantry Open, 10am-Noon, 5-6pm
School Board Meeting, Rio MS/HS Room 142, 6:30pm

September 28

Storytime, Rio Library, 10:30am
STEAM, Rio Library, 3:30pm
Girl Scout Sign-up, Rio Elementary Cafeteria, 5:30pm
Special School Board Meeting, Rio MS/HS Room 142, 6:30pm