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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 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 Fluvanna County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fluvanna County: Albemarle, Buckingham, Cumberland, Goochland & Louisa.

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:

  • Fluvanna County     (The home county of Columbia)
    • Fork Union [Fluvanna County]
    • Weber City [Fluvanna County]
    • Kents Store [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kents Store
      • Kents Store [Fluvanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kents Store
    • Lake Monticello [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Monticello
      • Lake Monticello [Fluvanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Monticello
  • Albemarle County
    • Scottsville [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville [Albemarle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<2>
    • Rose Hill [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Albemarle County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Shadwell [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadwell
      • Shadwell [Albemarle County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadwell
    • Cobham [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobham
      • Cobham [Albemarle County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobham
    • Porters [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters
      • Porters [Albemarle County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters
    • Alberene [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberene
      • Alberene [Albemarle County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberene
    • Monacan Town [Albemarle County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monacan Town
      • Monacan Town [Albemarle County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monacan Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rio [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio
      • Rio [Albemarle County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio
    • University Heights [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Heights
      • University Heights [Albemarle County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Heights
    • Barracks [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barracks
      • Barracks [Albemarle County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barracks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barracks
    • Commonwealth [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commonwealth
      • Commonwealth [Albemarle County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commonwealth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commonwealth
    • Ednam Village [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ednam Village
      • Ednam Village [Albemarle County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ednam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ednam Village
    • Huntington Village [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington Village
      • Huntington Village [Albemarle County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington Village
  • Amelia County
    • Masons Corner [Amelia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Corner
      • Masons Corner [Amelia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Corner
    • Amelia Court House [Amelia County]
  • Buckingham County
    • Gold Hill [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
      • Gold Hill [Buckingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
    • Dillwyn [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillwyn
      • Dillwyn [Buckingham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillwyn<2>
    • Axtell [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axtell
      • Axtell [Buckingham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
    • Buckingham [Buckingham County]
    • Alcoma [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcoma
      • Alcoma [Buckingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcoma
    • Curdsville [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curdsville
      • Curdsville [Buckingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curdsville
  • Caroline County
  • Charlottesville City
    • Belmont [Charlottesville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Charlottesville City] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Charlottesville [Charlottesville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlottesville
      • Charlottesville [Charlottesville City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,266 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlottesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlottesville<2>
    • Locust Grove [Charlottesville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Charlottesville City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
  • Chesterfield County
    • Midlothian [Chesterfield County]
    • Bon Air [Chesterfield County]
  • Cumberland County
    • Lakeside Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside Village
      • Lakeside Village [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Village
    • Clinton [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Trents Mill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trents Mill
      • Trents Mill [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trents Mill
    • Cumberland [Cumberland County]
    • Cotton Town [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Town
      • Cotton Town [Cumberland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Town
  • Goochland County
    • Sandy Hook [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Goochland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Goochland [Goochland County]
  • Greene County
    • Stanardsville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanardsville
      • Stanardsville [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanardsville<2>
  • Hanover County
    • Montpelier [Hanover County]
    • Tylers [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylers
      • Tylers [Hanover County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylers
    • Beaverdam [Hanover County]
    • Ashland [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,875 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<2>
  • Henrico County
    • Short Pump [Henrico County]
    • Wyndham [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyndham
      • Wyndham [Henrico County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyndham
    • Tuckahoe [Henrico County]
    • Glen Allen [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
      • Glen Allen [Henrico County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Allen<2>
  • Louisa County
    • Cuckoo [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuckoo
      • Cuckoo [Louisa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuckoo
    • Louisa [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisa
      • Louisa [Louisa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisa<2>
    • Mineral [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral [Louisa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<2>
    • Meltons [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meltons
      • Meltons [Louisa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meltons
    • Gordonsville [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
      • Gordonsville [Louisa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<2>
    • Bumpass [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
      • Bumpass [Louisa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Bumpass has also been known as:
      • Bumpas
      • Bumpass Junction
      • Bumpass Station
      • Bumpass Turnout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<2>
  • Nelson County
  • Nottoway County
    • Burkeville [Nottoway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkeville
      • Burkeville [Nottoway County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burkeville<2>
    • Crewe [Nottoway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crewe
      • Crewe [Nottoway County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crewe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crewe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crewe<2>
  • Orange County
    • Orange [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Orange County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<2>
  • Powhatan County
    • Beaumont [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Powhatan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
  • Prince Edward County
    • Farmville [Prince Edward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Prince Edward County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,846 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmville<2>
  • Spotsylvania County
    • Glenora [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenora
      • Glenora [Spotsylvania County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenora
    • Partlow [Spotsylvania County]
    • Snell [Spotsylvania County]

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 27 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 18 miles [29 km] of Columbia.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Virginia

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.

  • Little Fork Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Fork Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Fork Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Harrison Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrison Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Cemetery
  • O'Brien Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the O'Brien Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the O'Brien Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Brien Cemetery
  • Cartersville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cartersville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cartersville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cartersville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville Cemetery
  • Bowler Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowler Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bowler Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowler Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Grace Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grace Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Cemetery
    • Trinity Presbyterian Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Presbyterian Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Presbyterian Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trinity Presbyterian Church Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    • Cochran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cochran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cochran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cochran Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cochran Cemetery
    • Payne Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Payne Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Payne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Payne Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payne Cemetery
    • Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hope Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Cemetery
    • Thomas Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thomas Chapel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Chapel Cemetery
    • Bowles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bowles Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowles Cemetery
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Calvary Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Bettie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bettie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bettie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bettie Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bettie 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Columbia had a population of 239 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Columbia had a population of 80 people.

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

  • Columbia [Fluvanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Fluvanna County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 239 people
    • Estimated population in 2016: 80 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Columbia had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Cremona [Cumberland County] - Historic
    • While Cremona was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cremona
    • Cremona [Cumberland County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cremona had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cremona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Stage Junction [Fluvanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stage Junction
    • Stage Junction [Fluvanna County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stage Junction had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stage Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stage Junction
  • Elk Hill [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Hill
    • Elk Hill [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elk Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Hill
  • Boswell [Cumberland County] - Historic
    • While Boswell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
    • Boswell [Cumberland County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boswell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fife [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
    • Fife [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fife had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fife have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<2>
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    • Caledonia [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Carysbrook [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carysbrook
      • Carysbrook [Fluvanna County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carysbrook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carysbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carysbrook
    • Fork Union [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Union
      • Fork Union [Fluvanna County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fork Union had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fork Union<2>
    • Wilmington [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [Fluvanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wilmington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Pemberton [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pemberton
      • Pemberton [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pemberton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pemberton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pemberton
    • Bula [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bula
      • Bula [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 95 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bula had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bula have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bula
    • Bremo Bluff [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremo Bluff
      • Bremo Bluff [Fluvanna 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: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bremo Bluff had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bremo Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bremo Bluff
    • Gilliamsville [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilliamsville
      • Gilliamsville [Buckingham 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: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gilliamsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilliamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilliamsville
    • New Canton [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Canton
      • New Canton [Buckingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Canton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Canton

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

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Fluvanna County

About Virginia

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 Fluvanna County: www.co.fluvanna.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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: 37.7533, Longitude: -78.1638       In this case, the coordinates for Columbia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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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