Introduction to Columbia, Mississippi
Columbia was first settled in by Europeans in the early 1800s by John and William Lot. It was originally named Lott's Bluff. It was incorporated on June 25, 1819, when it adopted its current name. Columbia is the fourth oldest municipality of Mississippi. In November, 1821, it became the temporary capital of the state, which it held the title of until 1822.
Columbia and nearby Attractions
- Columbia Water Park
- Westerfield Little League Ball Park
- Columbia Country Club
- Paul B. Johnson State Park
- Percy Quin State Park
Things To Do In Columbia
The Columbia Country Club is also apt for the golf lovers. The Columbia Valley Methodist Church, North Columbia Baptist Church, Columbia Presbyterian Church and North Columbia Church of God are some of the local churches. The city also hosts the Legends of Bluegrass and Country Music Festival every year.
Jackson International is the nearest major airport.
Columbia Higher Education
The University of Southern Mississippi, Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College provide higher educational facilities.