Columbia, Tennessee

Columbia: The county seat of Maury County, Tennessee. It is located on the Duck River in the middle part of the state. Columbia is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Columbia Historical Society and the Columbia Museum of Art.

About

Columbia is a city located in the county of Maury in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its population at the 2010 census was 34,681 and a population density of 420 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 41,826 inhabitants.

The city was created 216 years ago in 1807.

Columbia is a city in Tennessee, United States. The population was 41,690 as of the 2020 United States census. Columbia is included in the Nashville metropolitan area.

The city is located on the Duck River, about 100 miles northwest of Nashville. The site was chosen by General William Robertson and his brother-in-law Joseph McMinn, who had gone to the area to survey for the state government in 1803. In 1819, McMinnville (the original name of the town) was established by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly as a county seat for Maury County.

In 1821, a courthouse was built here. It is said that George Dickson, who owned much land here at one time, gave part of it for this building site.

On February 4, 1823, Columbia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly as a town. It has been known by this name ever since then.

The city has also been recognized for its parks system which includes several parks including Lake Columbia Park (located next door to city hall), which offer recreational activities like boating on Lake Columbia or fishing off one of three piers located at different points around the lake's perimeter; or take advantage of any one of the many walking trails that wind through wooded areas surrounding this beautiful waterway!

Columbia also boasts an impressive arts community that hosts events throughout each year including The Riverfront Art.

The post office named "Columbia" opened on January 30, 1825 with John Knoop as postmaster.

Columbia locator map
Location of Columbia on Tennessee map.

Quick Facts about Columbia

Population : 41,826 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
County : Maury County
Postal code : 38401–38402
Phone Area Codes : 931
Area : 82.65 km2
Altitude : 643 feet / 196 meters
Capital city : Columbia is capital of Maury County
Establishment : January 01, 1808 (216 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:42:32 (24th May 2024)
Density : 506 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.08% (2010-2020)
Columbia Tennessee Square image
Columbia Tennessee Square
Columbia Tennessee Square image

Geography

Columbia is located at 35°36'54"N 87°2'7"W (35.6150700, -87.0352800).

Columbia map

Demographics

The population of Columbia increased by 17.08% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 34,681 - census
2011 34,795 0.33% estimation process
2012 34,906 0.32% estimation process
2013 35,406 1.41% estimation process
2014 35,907 1.4% estimation process
2015 36,537 1.72% estimation process
2016 37,264 1.95% estimation process
2017 38,358 2.85% estimation process
2018 39,362 2.55% estimation process
2019 40,335 2.41% estimation process
2020 41,826 3.56% estimation process

Columbia zip code is 38401. County name: Maury, County fips: 47119

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People born in Columbia (50)

People born in Columbia, including United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient John Willis, racing driver Coo Coo Marlin, American-football player Gene Gossage, .

List

  • Henry Cooper (American politician (1827-1884)) he was born in 22/08/1827
  • Lemuel P. Padgett (American politician (1855-1922)) he was born in 28/11/1855
  • Sterling Marlin (American racing driver) he was born in 30/06/1957
  • Samuel R. Watkins (American writer and humorist) he was born in 26/06/1839
  • Charles Hunter (American ragtime composer) he was born in 16/05/1876
  • Lynnette Cole (American beauty pageant contestant) she was born in 09/02/1978
  • Ben West (American politician) he was born in 31/03/1911
  • Dutch McCall (Major League Baseball pitcher) he was born in 27/12/1920
  • Eddie Pye (American baseball player) he was born in 13/02/1967
  • Graham T. Perry (American lawyer and activist) he was born in 22/04/1894
  • J.E.R. Carpenter (American architect) he was born in 07/01/1867
  • Linden Wiesman (American equestrian) she was born in 23/01/1975
  • Lucius M. Walker (Confederate Army general) he was born in 18/10/1829
  • Lyman T. Johnson (Kentucky school teacher and desegregation pioneer) he was born in 12/06/1906
  • Red Lucas (American baseball player) he was born in 28/04/1902
  • Rufus King Polk (American politician) he was born in 23/08/1866
  • Sandra Seaton (Playwright and writer) she was born in 01/01/2000
  • Slim Embrey (American baseball player) he was born in 17/08/1901

Schools in Columbia

College & universities near Columbia, TN

Code Name City ZIP
448150 Tennessee Career Institute Columbia (TN) 38401

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Columbia, TN

Code Name Address Type
NVL Nashville, TN 705 5th Avenue South BUS
CRK Clarksville, TN 11 Jefferson Street \r\n BUS

Post offices near Columbia

Post Office Name City ZIP
Columbia Post Office Columbia (TN) 38401

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Other cities in Maury County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Maury County , TN.

City Name Population Title
Mount Pleasant 4,790 City in Maury County, Tennessee, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Columbia distances to largest Tennessee cities