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Columbia is located in Richland County and it is the county seat. It is situated in the center of the state between Greenville and Charleston, along Interstate 26 on the east bank of the Congaree River. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 110,840, an increase of 106 since 1990. Average high and low temperatures range from 56-33 F in January to 92-70 F in July.

Columbia is the capital of South Carolina. The South Carolina legislature selected the site in 1786 and reserved a space in the center of four square miles of land for the Capitol. The legislature directly governed the city until 1805. Annexations have increased the city's size to more than 18 square miles.

Columbia is a center for military, academic, government and business life. Columbia Metropolitan Airport is served by six airlines; Amtrak and two bus companies provide passenger service to the Greater Columbia area. Columbia is part of the Columbia, South Carolina metro area.

Columbia Greek Festival | Columbia International University | SC Book Festival |
Art Cherrie Nute Gallery |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries D's Restaurant | Mr Friendly's Cafe |
History Fort Jackson Military Reservation | Hampton-Preston Mansion | Millwood Plantation Ruins | Woodrow Wilson's Boyhood Home |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Comfort Inn Capital City | Sumter National Forest |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Jackie Black Realtor | Noelle Almond Realtor |
South Carolina Counties Richland County |
Shopping M. Craig and Company | Strobler Home Furnishings |
Sports and Sporting Events Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River |
Transportation Columbia Metropolitan Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden | Riverbanks Zoo and Garden |

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10/22 Coming to The area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.
Elberton 12-County Fair Elberton GA October7-17 The fair serves 10 northeast counties in Georgia as well as 2 counties in South Carolina.