Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Columbia (Tennessee)
COLUMBIA, a city of Tennessee, in Maury co. It is on the Louisville and Nashville, the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis, and the Nashville, Florence and Sheffield railroads, and on the Duck river. It is the center of an important agricultural region and is also of industrial importance. There are flour mills, lumber mills, marble works, phosphate works, etc. The city has a court house, military academy, a library, a hospital, and a school for young women, Pop. (1910) 5,574; (1920) 5,526.