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Columbus is a city in Muscogee County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Columbus is 32.460N. The longitude is -84.987W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 269 feet.


Columbus is on the Chattahoochee River.
Once a major cotton producer
Public transportation: Metra Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 837. The number of murders and homicides was 19. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "We Were Soldiers"
Well-known residents have included:
· Carson McCullers, writer
· Robert Cray, musician
· Ma Rainey, blues singer
· "Blind Tom" Wiggins, pianist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Performing arts: Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Chattahoochee Riverwalk
Columbus attractions: Callaway Gardens
Sports teams: Catfish (minor league baseball), Columbus Cottonmouths (Southern Professional Hockey League), Columbus Lions (World Indoor Football League)
Historic sites and museums: Columbus Museum, National Infantry Museum, Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center, Springer Opera House
Colleges and universities: Columbus State University, Columbus Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 74
Municipal address:
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902

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Historic districts in Columbus include Columbus Historic District, Rankin Square, Waverly Terrace ... View historic districts

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Libraries in Columbus include Mildred L. Terry Branch Library, North Columbus Branch Library, Quitman County Library, South Columbus Branch Library, W. C. Bradley Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Columbus include Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus Times

TV stations in Columbus include WJSP, WLTZ, WRBL, WTVM, WXTX.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WTJB.

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Muscogee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbus political report.

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Traffic

A total of 57 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Columbus between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Columbus include Baymont Inn, Best Western, Columbus Days Inn North, Columbus Days Inn South, Comfort Inn Columbus, Comfort Suites Columbus, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott Columbus, Econo Lodge, Econo Lodge ... More hotels.

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