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Welcome to Columbia ...

Columbia is located in Tolland County<1>.

Columbia is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Columbia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Columbia: (860)

The ZIP code for Columbia: 06237<3>

Websites for Columbia ...

Official Website: www.columbiact.org/

Adding Columbia to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Columbia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Columbia elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Columbia on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Columbia on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Columbia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Columbia - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (3), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (6), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Columbia ...

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

  • Manchester [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Hartford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 57,584 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • East Hartford [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hartford
    • East Hartford [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,872 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hartford
  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<6>
  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glastonbury [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glastonbury
      • Glastonbury [Hartford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glastonbury have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glastonbury
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • South Windsor [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Windsor
      • South Windsor [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windsor
    • Wethersfield [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wethersfield
      • Wethersfield [Hartford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,008 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wethersfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wethersfield
    • Mansfield [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<6>
    • Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Windham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham

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 Columbia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Columbia.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbia.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbia ...

Looking for more information about Columbia? 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 Columbia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Columbia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About Tolland County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbia: www.columbiact.org/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Tolland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Columbia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Columbia) 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 Columbia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7019, Longitude: -72.3020    
<5>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.
<6>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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