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The location of Columbiana

Welcome to Columbiana ...

The city of Columbiana is located in Shelby County and is the County Seat for Shelby County.

The location of Columbiana has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Columbiana has a population of 4,588 people<2> (see below for details).

Columbiana is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Columbiana lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Columbiana is located in the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Columbiana: 35051<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbiana had a population of 4,197 people. This makes Columbiana the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Columbiana represents 0.09% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,197 people, the population of Columbiana increased 26.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,316 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Columbiana had an population of 4,588 people. This is an increase of 9.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.36% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Columbiana.

Communities near Columbiana ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hoover   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Columbiana

Located in Jefferson County

Vestavia Hills   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Columbiana

Located in Jefferson County

Alabaster   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Columbiana

Pelham   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Columbiana

Helena   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Columbiana

Calera   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Columbiana

Chelsea   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Columbiana

Montevallo   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Columbiana

Childersburg   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Columbiana

Located in Talladega County

Jemison   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Columbiana

Located in Chilton County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Columbiana.

Communities Also Named Columbiana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Columbiana - they are located in Illinois and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Columbiana.

Websites for Columbiana ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbiana. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Columbiana. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbiana. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Columbiana:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbiana ...

Looking for more information about Columbiana? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Columbiana, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Columbiana.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbiana:

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbiana.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbiana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Columbiana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbiana or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Columbiana) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbiana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbiana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbiana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1927, Longitude: -86.6068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbiana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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