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Our Genealogy Helper for Columbia ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Columbia (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Columbia. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Columbia is located in Lancaster County.

To see how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lancaster County: Cecil (MD), Harford (MD), Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lebanon & York.

Below are the counties that are near Columbia. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Columbia:

  • Lancaster County     (The home county of Columbia)
    • Mountville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountville
      • Mountville [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountville<3>
    • Marietta [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<3>
    • Washington Borough [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Borough have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Borough
      • Washington Borough [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Borough
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Joy
      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Joy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<3>
    • Maytown [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maytown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maytown
      • Maytown [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maytown<3>
    • Millersville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millersville
      • Millersville [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,359 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersville<3>
    • Rohrerstown [Lancaster County]
    • Wheatland [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 582 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
    • Rheems [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rheems
      • Rheems [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rheems
    • East Petersburg [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Petersburg
      • East Petersburg [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Petersburg<3>
    • Lancaster Junction [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster Junction
      • Lancaster Junction [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster Junction
    • Slackwater [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slackwater
      • Slackwater [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slackwater
    • Billmeyer [Lancaster County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billmeyer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billmeyer
      • Billmeyer [Lancaster County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
  • Adams County
    • East Berlin [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Berlin
      • East Berlin [Adams County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Berlin<3>
    • Abbottstown [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbottstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbottstown
      • Abbottstown [Adams County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbottstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbottstown<3>
    • Lake Meade [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Meade
      • Lake Meade [Adams County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Meade
    • Hampton [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Adams County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • McSherrystown [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McSherrystown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McSherrystown
      • McSherrystown [Adams County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McSherrystown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McSherrystown<3>
    • New Oxford [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Oxford
      • New Oxford [Adams County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,813 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Oxford<3>
    • York Springs [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York Springs
      • York Springs [Adams County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 776 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York Springs<3>
    • Bonneauville [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonneauville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonneauville
      • Bonneauville [Adams County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonneauville
    • Littlestown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlestown
      • Littlestown [Adams County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlestown<3>
    • Aspers [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspers have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspers
      • Aspers [Adams County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aspers<3>
    • Bendersville [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bendersville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bendersville
      • Bendersville [Adams County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 653 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bendersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bendersville<3>
    • Biglerville [Adams County]
  • Berks County
    • Womelsdorf [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Berks County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,907 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Womelsdorf<3>
    • Robesonia [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robesonia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robesonia
      • Robesonia [Berks County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,067 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robesonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robesonia<3>
    • Wernersville [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wernersville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wernersville
      • Wernersville [Berks County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wernersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wernersville<3>
    • Meckville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meckville
      • Meckville [Berks County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meckville
    • Phoebe Berks Village [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoebe Berks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebe Berks Village
      • Phoebe Berks Village [Berks County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoebe Berks Village
    • Bethel [Berks County]
    • Mohnton [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohnton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohnton
      • Mohnton [Berks County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohnton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mohnton<3>
    • Sinking Spring [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinking Spring
      • Sinking Spring [Berks County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinking Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinking Spring<3>
    • Morgantown [Berks County]
    • New Morgan [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Morgan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Morgan
      • New Morgan [Berks County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Morgan
    • Shillington [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shillington
      • Shillington [Berks County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shillington<3>
    • West Lawn [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lawn
      • West Lawn [Berks County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Lawn<3>
    • Bernville [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernville
      • Bernville [Berks County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bernville<3>
  • Chester County
    • Atglen [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atglen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atglen
      • Atglen [Chester County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atglen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atglen<3>
    • Parkesburg [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkesburg
      • Parkesburg [Chester County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkesburg<3>
    • Honey Brook [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Brook
      • Honey Brook [Chester County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,759 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honey Brook<3>
    • Sadsburyville [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sadsburyville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sadsburyville
      • Sadsburyville [Chester County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sadsburyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sadsburyville<3>
    • Oxford [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Chester County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Coatesville [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coatesville
      • Coatesville [Chester County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,069 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coatesville<3>
    • Elverson [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elverson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elverson
      • Elverson [Chester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elverson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elverson<3>
    • Modena [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Modena have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modena
      • Modena [Chester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 530 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modena
    • South Coatesville [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Coatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Coatesville
      • South Coatesville [Chester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,456 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Coatesville
    • West Grove [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Grove
      • West Grove [Chester County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,839 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Grove<3>
    • Thorndale [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorndale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorndale
      • Thorndale [Chester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorndale<3>
    • Avondale [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avondale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avondale
      • Avondale [Chester County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,400 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avondale<3>
  • Cumberland County
    • New Cumberland [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cumberland
      • New Cumberland [Cumberland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cumberland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cumberland<3>
    • Lemoyne [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemoyne have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemoyne
      • Lemoyne [Cumberland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemoyne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemoyne<3>
    • Lower Allen [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Allen
      • Lower Allen [Cumberland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Allen
    • Camp Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Hill
      • Camp Hill [Cumberland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<3>
    • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wormleysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wormleysburg
      • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wormleysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wormleysburg<3>
    • Shiremanstown [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiremanstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiremanstown
      • Shiremanstown [Cumberland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiremanstown
    • West Fairview [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Fairview
      • West Fairview [Cumberland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fairview
    • Sporting Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sporting Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sporting Hill
      • Sporting Hill [Cumberland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sporting Hill
    • Enola [Cumberland County]
    • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsburg
      • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsburg<3>
    • Trindle Springs [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trindle Springs
      • Trindle Springs [Cumberland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trindle Springs
    • Westwood Village [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood Village
      • Westwood Village [Cumberland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood Village
    • New Kingstown [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Kingstown
      • New Kingstown [Cumberland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Kingstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Kingstown<3>
  • Dauphin County
    • Middletown [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Royalton [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royalton
      • Royalton [Dauphin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,022 people
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    • Hershey [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hershey have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hershey
      • Hershey [Dauphin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hershey
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    • Highspire [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highspire have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highspire
      • Highspire [Dauphin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,373 people
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    • Hummelstown [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hummelstown
      • Hummelstown [Dauphin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,823 people
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    • Rutherford [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutherford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Rutherford [Dauphin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
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    • Lawnton [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawnton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Lawnton [Dauphin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawnton
    • Springford Village [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Springford Village [Dauphin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springford Village
    • Steelton [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steelton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steelton
      • Steelton [Dauphin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,962 people
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    • Marene Village [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marene Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Marene Village [Dauphin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
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    • Paxtang [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paxtang have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxtang
      • Paxtang [Dauphin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,546 people
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    • Bloomburg Village [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomburg Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Bloomburg Village [Dauphin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
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    • Colonial Park [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Park
      • Colonial Park [Dauphin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
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  • Lebanon County
    • Mount Gretna Heights [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gretna Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gretna Heights
      • Mount Gretna Heights [Lebanon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
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    • Mount Gretna [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gretna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gretna
      • Mount Gretna [Lebanon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Gretna<3>
    • Timber Hills [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Timber Hills [Lebanon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
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    • Burd Coleman Village [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burd Coleman Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Burd Coleman Village [Lebanon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
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    • Miners Village [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miners Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Miners Village [Lebanon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
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    • Campbelltown [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbelltown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbelltown
      • Campbelltown [Lebanon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
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    • Cornwall [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
      • Cornwall [Lebanon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,376 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall<3>
    • Quentin [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quentin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quentin
      • Quentin [Lebanon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
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    • Johnstown [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Lebanon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
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    • Annville [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annville
      • Annville [Lebanon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
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    • Cleona [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleona have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleona
      • Cleona [Lebanon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,219 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleona<3>
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,587 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<3>
    • Lebanon [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Lebanon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,879 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
  • Perry County
    • Marysville [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Perry County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,559 people
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    • Duncannon [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncannon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncannon
      • Duncannon [Perry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,489 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncannon<3>
    • New Buffalo [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Buffalo
      • New Buffalo [Perry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
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  • Schuylkill County
    • Pine Grove [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Schuylkill County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,069 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<3>
    • Tower City [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower City
      • Tower City [Schuylkill County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,277 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tower City<3>
  • York County
    • East Prospect [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Prospect
      • East Prospect [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 910 people
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    • Yorkana [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkana have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkana
      • Yorkana [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
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    • Hallam [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallam have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallam
      • Hallam [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,645 people
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    • Springetts Manor-Yorklyn [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springetts Manor-Yorklyn
      • Springetts Manor-Yorklyn [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
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    • Windsor [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Windsor [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,485 people
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    • East York [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East York have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East York
      • East York [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East York
    • Red Lion [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lion
      • Red Lion [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,330 people
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    • Starview [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starview
      • Starview [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
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    • Yoe [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yoe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yoe
      • Yoe [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,014 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yoe
    • Mount Wolf [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Wolf have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Wolf
      • Mount Wolf [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,385 people
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    • Avondale [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avondale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avondale
      • Avondale [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
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    • Dallastown [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallastown
      • Dallastown [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallastown<3>
    • Emigsville [York County]
  • Baltimore County (MD)
    • Maryland Line [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Line have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryland Line
      • Maryland Line [Baltimore County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Freeland [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeland
      • Freeland [Baltimore County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
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    • Parkton [Baltimore County]
    • White Hall [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Baltimore County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Monkton [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monkton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkton
      • Monkton [Baltimore County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Baldwin [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Baltimore County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Hunt Valley [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt Valley
      • Hunt Valley [Baltimore County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Upperco [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upperco have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperco
      • Upperco [Baltimore County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
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    • Hydes [Baltimore County]
    • Boring [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boring
      • Boring [Baltimore County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
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    • Cockeysville [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cockeysville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cockeysville
      • Cockeysville [Baltimore County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Fork [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork
      • Fork [Baltimore County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Glen Arm [Baltimore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Arm have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Glen Arm [Baltimore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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  • Carroll County (MD)
    • Young Mans Fancy [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Mans Fancy
      • Young Mans Fancy [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
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    • Lineboro [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lineboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lineboro
      • Lineboro [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
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    • Manchester [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Carroll County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,851 people
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    • Hampstead [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampstead have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
      • Hampstead [Carroll County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,401 people
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  • Cecil County (MD)
    • Oakwood [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
      • Oakwood [Cecil County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
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    • Conowingo [Cecil County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conowingo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conowingo
      • Conowingo [Cecil County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
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    • Colora [Cecil County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colora have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colora
      • Colora [Cecil County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
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    • Rising Sun [Cecil County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Cecil County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,781 people
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    • Port Deposit [Cecil County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Deposit
      • Port Deposit [Cecil County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 763 people
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    • Perryville [Cecil County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perryville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perryville
      • Perryville [Cecil County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,419 people
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  • Harford County (MD)
    • Whiteford [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiteford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteford
      • Whiteford [Harford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Pylesville [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pylesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pylesville
      • Pylesville [Harford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
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    • Street [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Street have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Street
      • Street [Harford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Street
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Street<3>
    • Jarrettsville [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarrettsville
      • Jarrettsville [Harford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarrettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarrettsville<3>
    • Sharon [Harford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Harford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Poole [Harford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poole
      • Poole [Harford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poole
    • Forest Hill [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hill
      • Forest Hill [Harford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hill<3>
    • Darlington [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darlington have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Harford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<3>
    • Bel Air [Harford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bel Air
      • Bel Air [Harford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bel Air
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bel Air<3>
    • Churchville [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchville
      • Churchville [Harford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Churchville<3>
    • Fallston [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallston
      • Fallston [Harford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fallston<3>
    • Aberdeen [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Harford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Havre de Grace [Harford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havre de Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre de Grace
      • Havre de Grace [Harford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre de Grace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre de Grace<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Columbia, see our County-by-County Page for Columbia.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Columbia ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 193 newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbia.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Columbia. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Columbia and those printed in the larger area surrounding Columbia.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 10 miles [16.1 km] of Columbia.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Columbia:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Columbia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Columbia.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Columbia covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Columbia had a population of 10,599 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Columbia had a population of 10,355 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Columbia, with the one closest to Columbia listed first.

  • Columbia [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,599 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,355 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Columbia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
  • Cordelia [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cordelia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordelia
    • Cordelia [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordelia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordelia
  • East Prospect [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Prospect
    • East Prospect [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 261 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 910 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Prospect
  • Farmdale [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmdale
    • Farmdale [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Farmdale had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmdale
  • Chickies [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickies have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickies
    • Chickies [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 534 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chickies had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickies
  • Strickler [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strickler have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strickler
    • Strickler [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Strickler had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strickler
  • Continue List ...
    • Washington Borough [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Borough have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Borough
      • Washington Borough [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 512 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington Borough had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Borough
    • Mountville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountville
      • Mountville [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 871 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,847 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountville<3>
    • Hempfield [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempfield
      • Hempfield [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hempfield had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempfield
    • Silver Spring [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Spring
      • Silver Spring [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 405 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Spring
    • Marietta [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,402 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,604 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marietta had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<3>
    • Stoner [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoner
      • Stoner [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stoner had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoner
    • Creswell [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creswell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creswell
      • Creswell [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 123 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Creswell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creswell
    • Florin [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florin
      • Florin [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 613 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Florin had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florin
    • Windom [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windom have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windom
      • Windom [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Windom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windom

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Columbia. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbia.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Columbia ...

While our initial data about Columbia came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Columbia in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Columbia.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Columbia:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

1915-1916 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Columbia


We have found Columbia in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Columbia for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Columbia. See our Misc Page for Columbia for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Pennsylvania Community

About Lancaster County

About Pennsylvania

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 Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (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: 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: 40.0348, Longitude: -76.4952       In this case, the coordinates for Columbia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Columbia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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