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Columbia, Tennessee

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The location of Columbia

Welcome to Columbia ...

The city of Columbia is located in Maury County and is the County Seat for Maury County.

The location of Columbia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Columbia has a population of 39,376 people<2> (see below for details).

Columbia is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Columbia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbia had a population of 34,681 people (which is 42.84% of the total population of Maury County). This makes Columbia the county's most populous community.

The population of Columbia represents 0.55% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,681 people, the population of Columbia increased 4.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 33,055 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Columbia had an population of 39,376 people. This is an increase of 13.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.12% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Columbia ...

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

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

Websites for Columbia ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbia. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Columbia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbia. Our list includes 37 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Columbia:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbia ...

Looking for more information about Columbia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

Communities near Columbia ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

City of Spring Hill   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Columbia

Located in Williamson County

Greenfield Bend   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Columbia

Lewisburg   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Columbia

Located in Marshall County

Sawdust   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Columbia

Thompson's Station   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Columbia

Located in Williamson County

Jonesboro   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Columbia

Mount Pleasant   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Columbia

Southport   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Columbia

Chapel Hill   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Columbia

Located in Marshall County

Chartersville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Columbia

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Columbia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbia:

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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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbia.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 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: 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: 35.6221, Longitude: -87.0483     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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