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Columbia County, Georgia
December 16, 1714 George Whitefield (Whitfield) born, Gloucester, England
  Columbia County, Georgia
December 0, 1772 Oldest remaining Baptist Church organized, Columbia County (Kiokee)
  Columbia County, Georgia
April 11, 1789 Ignatius Alphohso Few, son of William Few and founder of Emory University, is born, Columbia County, Georgia
  Columbia County, Georgia
  William Few
  Ignatius Few
December 10, 1790 Columbia County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Columbia County, Georgia
December 22, 1798 George Walker Crawford born, Columbia County, Georgia
  Columbia County, Georgia
April 5, 1957 Tornadoes strike Lamar, Schley, Macon, Peach, Warren, Columbia, Colquitt, Ware, and Chatham counties, killing 2 and injuring 6, with more than a million dollars in damage.
  Colquitt County, Georgia
  Columbia County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Lamar County, Georgia
  Schley County, Georgia
  Macon County, Georgia
  Peach County, Georgia
  Warren County, Georgia
  Ware County, Georgia
  Chatham County, Georgia
February 6, 2008 Emu snarls traffic on I-20 near Appling
  Escaped Emu on I-20
  Columbia County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of Christopher Columbus, who was one of the first Europeans to sail to the Americas
Acquisition:Creek land cessions, May 21, 1733
Taken from:Richmond
Counties created from:McDuffie
Cities:Appling, Berzelia, Campania, Cannon Gate, Columbia Heights Edgewood, Evans, Grovetown, Harlem, Howell, Lamkin, Leah, Lewiston, Martinez (county seat), Phinizy, Pollards Corner, Pumpkin Center, Ropers Crossroads, Rosemont, Sawdust, Snead, Winfield, Winfield Hill

Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Columbia County, Georgia
Columbia County, Georgia, links
Official Columbia County website

History and Description North of Richmond County (Augusta), one of present-day Columbia County's first settlers was Thomas Brown. The village he founded, Brownsboro, was to be the county seat for Richmond County, but Thomas Brown was a loyalist. Using the remote nature of the village as an excuse, politicians moved the Richmond County seat to Augusta.

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