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Welcome to Columbus ...

The city of Columbus is located in Muscogee County<1> and is the County Seat for Muscogee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Columbus has a population of 196,074 people<2> (see below for details).

Columbus was established in 1828.

The community of Columbus is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: While Columbus is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the south is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area codes for Columbus: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP codes for Columbus: 31901-31904, 31906-31909, 31914, 31917, 31993-31994, 31997-31999<5>

Websites for Columbus ...

Official Website:   www.columbusga.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.columbusgachamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlcolumbus.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Columbus had an population of 196,074 people. This is an increase of 3.26% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbus had a population of 189,885 people (which is 100% of the total population of Muscogee County). This makes Columbus the county's most populous community.

The population of Columbus represents 1.96% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

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

Adding Columbus to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Columbus was

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

Communities Also Named Columbus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Columbus - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, 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.

  • Mountain Hill [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Hill
    • Mountain Hill [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Columbus
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 11,554 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Hill
  • Smith's Station [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith's Station
    • Smith's Station [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Columbus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith's Station have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith's Station
  • Fortson [Muscogee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortson
    • Fortson [Muscogee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Columbus
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 4,924 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fortson<8>
  • Heineburg Village [Chattahoochee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heineburg Village
    • Heineburg Village [Chattahoochee County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Columbus
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,893 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heineburg Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Twin Chapel [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Chapel
      • Twin Chapel [Muscogee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Columbus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,701 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Chapel
    • Ochillee [Chattahoochee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ochillee
      • Ochillee [Chattahoochee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Columbus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 680 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ochillee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ochillee
    • Baker Village [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker Village
      • Baker Village [Muscogee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Village
    • Ladonia [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladonia
      • Ladonia [Russell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladonia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladonia
    • Smiths [Lee County]
    • Fort Benning [Chattahoochee County]

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. Our list includes 59 papers. 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Muscogee County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbus: www.columbusga.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Muscogee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbus.
<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 (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>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 Columbus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Columbus includes: 31901, 31902, 31903, 31906, 31907, 31908, 31914, 31917, 31993, 31997, 31998 & 31999.
<6>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- Columbus) 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 Columbus. 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 ColumbusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4705, Longitude: -84.9878    
<7>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.
<8>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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