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Around Columbia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Reading. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northeast of Columbia. Reading has a population of 88,400 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Lancaster. It is located about 10 miles [ km] to the east of Columbia and has a population of 59,300 people.

For comparison, Columbia has a population of 10,400 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • 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>
  • East Prospect [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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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  • Hallam [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallam have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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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  • 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
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  • Marietta [Lancaster County]
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    • 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>
  • Maytown [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maytown<3>
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Millersville [Lancaster County]
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      • 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>
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
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      • 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>
    • Mountville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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>
    • Rheems [Lancaster County]
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      • Rheems [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
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    • Rohrerstown [Lancaster County]
    • 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
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    • Sporting Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sporting Hill
      • Sporting Hill [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sporting Hill
    • Washington Borough [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Borough have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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
    • Yorkana [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkana

For more communities neighboring Columbia, please visit our County-by-County Page for Columbia.

Lancaster County ...

Columbia is located in Lancaster County<5>.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Columbia ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Columbia.

Airports Near Columbia ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Columbia and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Columbia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbia ...

Looking for more information about Columbia? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Columbia. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Columbia, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Columbia.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbia.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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: 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 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.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Columbia), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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