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About Columbus


Steeped in history, Columbus is a very special Southern town. Broad treelined streets, wide sidewalks, spacious lawns, and lavish antebellum and Victorian homes speak of the history that is Columbus. 

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R.E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center


R.E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center Grand Opening

November 15,2012.   Watch and see history in the making.     

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Tennessee Williams Welcome Center

The Tennessee Williams Welcome Center is the first home of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tennessee Williams. Tennessee Williams made history with well-known plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie.
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Business Development

North Mississippi, including Columbus, is experiencing an almost unheard of economic boom. Businesses looking to call Columbus home could benefit from researching the Columbus-Lowndes Developement Link. 

Web Link: Business Development

Columbus Historic Foundation

The annual Columbus Pilgrimage, an award-winning event, has earned the coveted reputation as one of the best and most authentic historic home tours in the South. The antebellum mansions of Columbus are impeccably maintained as resplendent as ever. Many tour homes feature re-created activities of the 1800's complete with period costumes, which add even more authenticity to this historic event. It's an experience visitors will long remember. 

Web Link: Columbus Historic Foundation


Columbus, MS school system offers quality education for people of all ages. Read More »

Health Care

Columbus offers a wide variety of options for health care. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, located at 2520 Fifth Street North, is a state-of-the-art medical facility with 479 beds. BMH-GT is Baptist’s largest regional hospital. 

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Columbus Air Force Base

Columbus is the home of Columbus Air Force Base (CAFB), where the nation's best and brightest come to train as pilots for the U.S. Air Force.


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Friendship Cemetery

Located on Fourth Street South just south of the City of Columbus, Mississippi, Friendship Cemetery is situated on a bluff overlooking the Tombigbee River. This historic burial ground was founded May 30, 1849, on a five-acre parcel of land owned by the Union Lodge No 35 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Read More »

Main Street Columbus

The Main Street Association is made up of business owners and volunteers that host such events as Market Street Festival along with several other events throughout the year.   

Web Link: Main Street Columbus

Columbus Riverwalk

The Columbus Riverwalk features a 1.25 mile trail that runs along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and features a paved lighted walking trail with pavilions, benches, and birdhouses. Citizens and visitors will enjoy the scenery along with the exercise. Read More »

Local Media

Information on Television stations and Newspapers in Columbus. Read More »

Utilities and Services

Information on utilites and services in and around Columbus, MS including Columbus Light and Water, Atmos Energy, Cable One, and Bell South. Read More »

City Calendar

City CalendarTo view a list of City Meetings and Events, Click Here.


City Directory


City of Columbus, MS
523 Main Street
PO Box 1408
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 328-7021


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