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About Columbus

198,413 in city
450,467 in metro
559 km² (216 mi²)
82.9056 m
Columbus is located in west-central Georgia just across the Chattahoochee River from Alabama. It is an industrial and military center, and the state's third largest city. Columbus was founded in 1827 by the Georgia legislature as an outpost against Indians. Growth followed the opening of the first cotton mill in 1838. One of the last battles of the Civil War was fought here in April 1865 when the city fell to Union forces. Cotton and textile production remain the chief industry. Fort Benning, a large military installation, borders on the south and east. In 1971, the Columbus and Muscogee County consolidated under a council-manager form of government.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
57 All Buildings
56
existing
1
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 AFLAC Building 75 m 1975
2 Muscogee County Courthouse - 1973
3 The Ralston Addition - -