About Columbus

Columbus welcomes you!  The city of about 25,000, which sits on the banks of the Tombigbee River, is widely recognized for its historic character. 

It is home to three National Register Districts and is nationally prominent for its annual Spring Pilgrimage, an award-winning event that showcases homes dating to the 1800s.

Columbus also has a rich literary heritage, both as the birthplace of noted playwright Tennessee Williams and its connection to Pulitzer Prize winning author Eudora Welty, who attended The W. You’ll be immersed in history and culture.

Nearby downtown has plenty to offer, with restaurants, boutiques, antique galleries, and the Rosenzweig Arts Center. 

Every summer downtown hosts the Market Street Festival, a large outdoor concert, and each winter the community celebrates with Wassail Fest. 

From April through November, the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market provides downtown shoppers with a great source of locally-sourced foods and artisan crafts.

Within walking distance of campus, downtown is a place to explore and enjoy.

The downtown Riverwalk is a great place to jog, walk, relax, or just enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings.

We think you’ll love our city.

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