29. That’s how many places in the United States are named Columbia. That’s a lot of Columbias.
From burroughs to towns to unincorporated communities, let’s take a look at the competition. (Though, let’s be honest, can you really compete with Cola?)
- Columbia, CA | The furthest Columbia from SC, this former gold-rush town was established in 1850.
- Columbia, NC | Originally founded as Elizabethtown in 1793, the northern Carolina Columbia is much smaller with a population of 891.
- Columbia, AL | Tied for closest Columbia with North Carolina, the Alabama Columbia borders Georgia and was a major port for steamboats in the 19th century.