Columbia County Courthouse

Welcome to Columbia County , Georgia

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County Coordinator:  Suzanne Forte

  State Coordinator:  Linda Blum-Barton

Assistant State Coordinator:  Trish Elliott-Kashima

Regional Assistant:  Vivian Price Saffold

Map Created by Ed Gordon

Columbia County was created December 10th 1790 from the northern part of Richmond County.  Columbia gave land to Warren County on December 19, 1793, in March 1856 Columbia took more land from Richmond County, gave land to McDuffie County in October of 1870 (when McDuffie was created), gave more land to McDuffie and took some from McDuffie  in August of 1872. It was the 12th county formed in Georgia.  It is named for Christopher Columbus.  Appling is the county seat.  Columbia County lies along the Savannah River in east central Georgia, bordering South Carolina, just northwest of Augusta. In the colonial era, the territory that constitutes Columbia County was laid out as a part of St. Paul Parish.  It was created in response to a request by backcountry settlers that they be given court sessions that would be more convenient than those held in Augusta.

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African American Research
Deeds & Land Records
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Surrounding Counties
Lincoln Co, GA Richmond Co, GA McDuffie Co, GA
Edgefield, S.C. McCormick, S.C. Wilkes Co, GA -Though not a surrounding county,
many early settlers moved between Columbia and Wilkes

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