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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Columbia.

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Around Columbia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of Columbia. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the west of Columbia and has a population of 28,000 people.

For comparison, Columbia has a population of 730 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Columbia and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   3,152   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bainbridge (GA)   [Map]   12,274   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,664   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,637   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashford   [Map]   2,149   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Avon   [Map]   505   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,994   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gordon   [Map]   327   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Haleburg   [Map]   101   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,187   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Newville   [Map]   517   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oakey Grove   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shorterville   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,396   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Centerville (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jakin (GA)   [Map]   149   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Columbia, please visit our County-by-County Page for Columbia.

Houston County ...

Columbia is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Columbia ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Barber   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Columbia   [Map]
Cedar Springs (GA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Freeman (GA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hebron   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Liberty (GA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Luke (GA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill (GA) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Plains   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Hill (GA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbia ...

Looking for more information about Columbia? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Columbia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Columbia.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Columbia.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Columbia. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Columbia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Columbia Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Columbia


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Columbia ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Columbia.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cuthbert - Randolph Airport   [Map]   25J   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Columbia.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Columbia. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   WSW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   135 miles [217.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   166 miles [267.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   183 miles [294.5 km]
Jacksonville Intl. (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]   JAX   ESE   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   82 miles [132 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   N   84 miles [135.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cuthbert - Randolph Airport   [Map]   25J   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decatur Co. Air Park   (BGE/KBGE)   [Map]
        Website for Decatur County Industrial Air Park
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Columbia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbia.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Columbia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Columbia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2968, Longitude: -85.1103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Columbia), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Columbia.



 
 
 

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