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Maury County, Tennessee


"Mule Capital of the World"

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Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Columbia is approximately 33,055 (2000), 34681 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,142 (1990), 14012 (2010).
The amount of land area in Columbia is 76.207 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.028 sq kilometers.
The distance from Columbia to Washington DC is 612 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 40 miles. (as the crow flies)
Columbia is positioned 35.62 degrees north of the equator and 87.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Columbia average annual rainfall is 58.4 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 77 degrees F.


approximately 45 miles south of Nashville in the heart of Maury County.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Maury County
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The Maury Webpages
A Webpage Directory for Maury County.

A page for Mule Day. Take a look at this Mule Town, USA page

For complete information, check out our official website at: Heald each year in the Spring. 2002 - April 4-7
Sponsored by: Maury County Bridle & Saddle Club Mule Day Office
P . O. Box 66
Columbia, Tennessee 38402
CALL: (931) 381-9557

The Athenaeum Rectory
808 Athenaeum St.
Phone: 931-381-4822
Originally built in 1835 for the nephew of President Polk, Samuel Polk Walker, the home later was used by the Rev. Franklin Smith, president of the Columbia Ahtenaeum School. Visitors may see Gothic architecture and period furnishings. Please call for details.

The Ancestral Home of James Knox Polk - The Eleventh President of the United States
James Knox Polk
301 West 7th St.
Columbia, Tennessee
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 741
Columbia, TN 38402
Phone: (931)388-2354
James' father, Samuel Polk, was a farmer and surveyor who built this home in 1816 while James attended the University of North Carolina. After his graduation in 1818, he returned home until he married Sarah Childress in 1824. He began his political career here by running and winning the election for the State Legislature. Many original artifacts and furnishings are in the home, including memorabilia from his White House years.
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Columbia City Government

City of Columbia

Write to the City Council:
707 North Main Street
Columbia, TN 38401

Columbia City Hall
707 N Main St
Columbia, TN 38401-3317
Phone: 931-388-5432
Mayor Phone: 931-381-3833
Mayor Email:

The form of government in Columbia is a City Council/City Manager type. Columbia's government consists of a 7 member city council. The council includes a Mayor and Vice Mayor. All members serve four year terms. The council members are elected by wards, while the Mayor and Vice-Mayor are elected by the entire city. The City Manager is an appointed position.

Columbia Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
8 Public Sq
Columbia, TN 38401-3306
Phone: 931-388-2155

Columbia Community Events

Community events in Columbia.

Columbia Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
8 Public Sq
Columbia, TN 38401-3306
Phone: 931-388-2155

Columbia Libraries

Blue Grass Regional Library
104 E 6th St
Columbia, TN 38401-3329
Phone: 931-388-9282
Fax: 931-388-1762
Toll-free: 800-331-8487

Maury County Public Library
211 W 8th St
Columbia, TN 38401-3229
Phone: 931-388-6332
Fax: 931-388-6371

Columbia Schools

Maury County Board of Education
501 W 8th St
Columbia, TN 38401-3182
Phone: 931-388-8403

Sylvan Learning Center
1904-C Shady Brook Street
Columbia, Tennessee
Phone: 931-381-0770


Columbia State Community College
P.O. Box 1315
Columbia, Tennessee 38402-1315
Phone: (931) 540-2722
Fax: (931) 540-2535 Columbia


The population of Columbia was:
1990 - 28,583
1998 - 32,043
2000 - 33,055

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