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Columbia County

Incorporated Date: 
December 10, 1790
Total Area: 
290.0 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 498
Evans, GA 30809
Phone Number: 
(706) 312-7388
Fax Number: 
(706) 868-3348

Columbia County, established in 1790, lies along the Savannah River, its lands once home to busy cotton plantations. Quakers settled the area, choosing to name their county for an explorer, Christopher Columbus, rather than for a military man as was often the custom. John Appling, the original pioneer of the area, gave his name to the county seat.