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Welcome to Columbus ...

Columbus is located in Jefferson County<1>.


The location of Columbus has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Columbus is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Columbus: (205) and (659)<4>

Communities Also Named Columbus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 35 communities that are also named Columbus - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Columbus ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Columbus.

  • Birmingham
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Trussville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Mountain Brook
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
    • Mountain Brook is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,034 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook <5>
  • Center Point
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Gardendale
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Moody
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
    • Moody is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,292 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody <5>
  • Irondale
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
    • Irondale is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,226 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale <5>
  • Leeds
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeds
    • Leeds is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,026 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leeds <5>
  • Clay
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
    • Clay is located in Jefferson County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 9,655 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay <5>
  • Fultondale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fultondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fultondale
    • Fultondale is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,269 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fultondale <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Columbus.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Columbus. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbus. See our Newspapers Page for Columbus.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbus ...

Looking for more information about Columbus? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Columbus, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Columbus.

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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