Term: Lowville [origin of place name]
Definition: Named after its first settler, Jacob Low, son of Cpt. Gideon Low, who was a settler of Fort Winnebago and afterward proprietor of the famous Franklin House at the Portage... With the organization of the county in 1846, the Town of Lowville was created.
p. 427-8 of Jones, History of Columbia County, Wisconsin.
[Source: Card file at the WHS Library reference desk]