Introduction to Columbia, Tennessee
Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury county, is 39 miles SW of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 40 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee.
Columbia is the county seat of Maury County, which was organized in 1807. The city of Columbia was laid out in 1808. It was officially incorporated in 1817. The area is also known as the "Mule capital of the world." It is also home to the national headquarters for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Columbia Race Riot occurred here in the year 1946. The area is also home to Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State Community College.
Columbia and nearby Attractions
- Pillow Park
- Tennessee State Museum
- Maury County Park
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Adventure Science Center
- Cultural Museum at Scarritt - Bennett Center
Things To Do In Columbia
From Columbia, one can plan a day trip to parks like the Pop Geers Park, Woodland Park or Pinkerton Park. The Graymere Golf and Country Club is a great place for golfers to enjoy a round. Local churches include the Craft Memorial Church, the First Cumberland Church and the Riverview Church. Local festivals include the Southern Fried Fall Festival, which is held every September; and the Mule Day, which is held every April.
Nashville International is the nearest major airport.
Columbia Higher Education
Columbia State Community College is the local institution of higher educational. Other nearby institutions include Tennessee State University, David Lipscomb University and Belmont University.