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Columbia, Tennessee

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Welcome to Columbia ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Columbia has a population of 37,540 people<1> (see below for details).

Columbia is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 (or 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 (which had a count of 33,055 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Columbia had an population of 37,540 people. This is an increase of 8.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.57% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Columbia ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Columbia and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016
Chapel Hill   [Map]   1,476   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chartersville   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenfield Bend   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   11,600   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Mount Pleasant   [Map]   4,853   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Columbia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 50 communities that are also named Columbia - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbia. We make it easy to see an overhead 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:

Websites for Columbia ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Columbia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Columbia.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Columbia. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Maury County

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Columbia. 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Columbia.