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Lowndes County,

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The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.


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39701, 39702, 39703, 39704, 39705

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The population of Columbus is approximately 23,799 (1990), 23640 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,901 (1990), 9615 (2010).

The amount of land area in Columbus is 29.688 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.076 sq kilometers.
The distance from Columbus to Washington DC is 761 miles. The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 135 miles. (as the crow flies)
Columbus is positioned 33.50 degrees north of the equator and 88.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Columbus elevation is 367 feet above sea level.

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Location

Columbus location: overlooks the Tombigbee River

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Columbus history:

Columbus is situated at the juncture of three rivers: the Tombigbee, The Buttahatchie, and the Luxapalila. Hernando de Soto crossed the Tombigbee River in 1540 into this area. John Pitchlyn had a trading post near here in the 1780's. About 20 pioneers started town in 1816. There was a small trading post called Possum Town. In 1821 the city was organized and named Columbus.There are flat to rolling hills with many lakes and rivers.
The settling of Columbus: 1780's
The founding of Columbus: 1821
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