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Lowndes County, Mississippi

39701, 39702, 39703, 39704, 39705

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
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.


overlooks the Tombigbee River
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History & History Related Items

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.
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The settling of Columbus


The founding of Columbus


Columbus City Government

Columbus City Mayor's Office
523 Main St
Columbus, MS 39701-5733
Phone: 601-328-7021

Mayor/City Council type of Government

Columbus Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
118 S Mccrary Rd
Columbus, MS 39702-6320
Phone: 601-327-7796

Columbus Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
118 S Mccrary Rd
Columbus, MS 39702-6320
Phone: 601-327-7796

Columbus Libraries

Columbia Lowndes Library
314 7th St N
Columbus, MS 39701-4680
Phone: 601-329-5300

Lowndes County Law Library
521 2nd Ave N
Columbus, MS 39701-4511
Phone: 601-329-5889

Columbus Schools

Columbus Superintendent-School
320 7th St N
Columbus, MS 39701-4680
Phone: 601-328-2598

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