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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.

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 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 primarily located in Richland County and is the County Seat. A portion of Columbia extends into Lexington County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Richland County: Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry & Sumter.

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:

  • Richland County     (The home county of Columbia)
    • Hollywood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Brickyard Village [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Village
      • Brickyard Village [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Village
    • Valencia Heights [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valencia Heights
      • Valencia Heights [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valencia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia Heights
    • Belmont [Richland County]
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Saint Andrews [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Andrews
      • Saint Andrews [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Andrews
    • Capitol View [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol View
      • Capitol View [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol View
    • Dentsville [Richland County]
    • Woodfield [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfield
      • Woodfield [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfield
    • Dutch Village [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Village
      • Dutch Village [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Village
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
  • Aiken County
    • Seivern [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seivern
      • Seivern [Aiken County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seivern
    • Perry [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
      • Perry [Aiken County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<3>
    • Wagener [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagener
      • Wagener [Aiken County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagener
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagener<3>
    • Salley [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salley
      • Salley [Aiken County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salley<3>
    • Monetta [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monetta
      • Monetta [Aiken County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monetta<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Matthews
      • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<3>
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
  • Chester County
    • Blackstock [Chester County]
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
  • Fairfield County
    • Smallwood [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smallwood
      • Smallwood [Fairfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smallwood
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
    • Rock Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [Fairfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<3>
    • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro Mills
      • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro Mills
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<3>
    • Monticello [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Fairfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Adger [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adger
      • Adger [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adger
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Blair [Fairfield County]
  • Kershaw County
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
  • Lancaster County
  • Lexington County
    • West Columbia [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Columbia
      • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<3>
    • Cayce [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
      • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<3>
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Oak Grove [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Seven Oaks [Lexington County]
    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
    • Glenn Village [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Village
      • Glenn Village [Lexington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Village
    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Congaree
      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Congaree
    • Irmo [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
      • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<3>
    • Lexington [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Red Bank [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lexington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<3>
    • Swansea [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<3>
  • Newberry County
    • Peak [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Newberry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<3>
    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<3>
    • Slighs [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slighs
      • Slighs [Newberry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slighs
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomaria
      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomaria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<3>
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<3>
    • Newberry [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberry
      • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<3>
  • Orangeburg County
    • Woodford [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodford
      • Woodford [Orangeburg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodford
    • North [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North
      • North [Orangeburg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North<3>
    • Livingston [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Orangeburg County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
    • Neeses [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neeses
      • Neeses [Orangeburg County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neeses
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neeses<3>
    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeburg
      • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeburg<3>
    • Springfield [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Orangeburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<3>
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<3>
    • Cordova [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Orangeburg County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
  • Saluda County
    • Ridge Spring [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Spring
      • Ridge Spring [Saluda County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridge Spring<3>
  • Sumter County
    • Horatio [Sumter County]
    • Stateburg [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stateburg
      • Stateburg [Sumter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stateburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stateburg
    • Rembert [Sumter County]
    • Wedgefield [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wedgefield
      • Wedgefield [Sumter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • Wedgefield has also been known as:
      • Wedgewood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wedgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wedgefield<3>
    • Dalzell [Sumter County]
    • Pinewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Sumter County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinewood<3>
    • Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumter
      • Sumter [Sumter County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumter<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 174 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 2 miles [3.2 km] of Columbia.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 South Carolina

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.

  • St. Peters Cemetery
  • Taylor Burying Ground
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Burying Ground
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Burying Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Burying Ground
  • Hebrew Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hebrew Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hebrew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebrew Cemetery
  • Olympia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olympia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olympia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia Cemetery
  • Douglas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Douglas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Douglas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas Cemetery
  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • State Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the State Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the State Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Cemetery
    • Randolph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Randolph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Randolph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph Cemetery
    • Geiger Ave. Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Geiger Ave. Cemetery
      • Geiger Ave. Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Confederate Home Cemetery
      • South Carolina State Hospital Cemetery
      • White Asylum Cemetery
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    • Crescent Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crescent Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crescent Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leevy Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Factory Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Factory Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pine Ridge Cemetery

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 15,353 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Columbia had a population of 132,130 people.

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

  • Columbia [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 15,353 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 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>
  • Cayce [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
    • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cayce had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<3>
  • Childs [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs
    • Childs [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Childs had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
  • Arthur [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arthur had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
  • Pineridge [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
    • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pineridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
  • Leaphart [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaphart
    • Leaphart [Lexington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leaphart had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leaphart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaphart
  • Continue List ...
    • Spring Hill [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
      • Spring Hill [Lexington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
    • Killian [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killian
      • Killian [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Killian had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killian
    • Irmo [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
      • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irmo had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<3>
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkins
      • Hopkins [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hopkins had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopkins<3>
    • Pleasant [Richland County] - Historic
      • While Pleasant was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant
      • Pleasant [Richland County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sharp [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp
      • Sharp [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sharp had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
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      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gaston had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<3>
    • Bookman [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bookman
      • Bookman [Richland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bookman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bookman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bookman
    • Lever [Richland County] - Historic
      • While Lever was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lever
      • Lever [Richland County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lever had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lever have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Columbia:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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 ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Richland County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbia: www.columbiasc.net/

The official website for Richland County: www.richlandonline.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColumbiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0006, Longitude: -81.0353    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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