Did you know that Columbia was home to the Mule Day Festival?
Every year this close-knit and friendly community comes to celebrate their notoriety at the “Mule Capitol of the world!” Much like Franklin, Columbia boasts a rich history, is filled with one the largest concentrations of pre-civil war homes in the entire state of Tennessee and is home to the 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk. The James K. Polk House, Elm Springs and St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the Maury County Archives, are all just a couple of fantastic ways to take a step back in time.
With the growth of General Motors and their expansion into Columbia, the town saw nearly 2000 new jobs come to town and there are several well known companies moving to Maury county including the state-of-the-art Maury Regional Hospital.
Columbia is a wonderful blend of town and country – Plenty of farmland where you can sprawl out and raise livestock or plant crops – Downtown fun with cute cafés, fine dining restaurants, and eateries in the city include River Terrace, The Square Market Cafe, Puckett’s, Christy’s 6th Street Restaurant and Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse. All tucked in the heart of Maury County, along the banks of the lazy Duck River.
And for the outdoor types, we’ve got you covered! Hunting and fishing is big in Columbia with miles of waterways and hunting land to get you close to nature. The Columbia Parks and Rec Department take care of the public parks in the city and offer fitness memberships, sports for children and adults and school break programs of if you want to go it on your own, check out the Chickasaw Trace County park with trails for hiking, biking and so much more!
Commuting to and from Columbia:
• Spring Hill: 11.5 miles
• Thompson’s Station: 15.6 miles
• Franklin: 29.4 miles
• Brentwood: 37.2 miles