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Celebrating Columbia’s founding got started on Nov. 11, 2018, marking the founding of Smithton. What’s Smithton and why are we celebrating it?

Smithton was Columbia’s predecessor.

  • It was founded in 1818 by the Smithton Co., which had 35 shareholders and purchased about 3,000 acres of land.
  • In 1821, the settlers decided to the Flat Branch for easier access to water and the name of the small, growing settlement was changed to Columbia.

On Nov. 11, 2018, Columbia gathered to celebrate the founding of Smithton. Here’s a collection of news coverage of the event.

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