Columbia is a census-designated place located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, in , , United States. It was founded as a boomtown in 1850 when gold was found in the vicinity, and was known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines." The town's historic central district is within the Columbia State Historic Park, which preserves the 19th century mining town features.

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is a mile southwest of Columbia, in , . Photo: Vayne, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

is the county seat of . Photo: Vayne, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a census-designated place in , , United States. is situated 3½ miles northwest of Columbia.


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