Historic Columbia

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  • PO Box 55

    Columbia,   NC   27925


Situated along the eastern shore of the Scuppernong River, Columbia (originally known as Elizabeth Town) was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1793. In 1799 the town was selected as the seat of Tyrrell County, which was established in 1729 as a precinct of Albemarle County. The name of the town was changed to Columbia in 1810, to avoid confusion with another Elizabethtown in North Carolina. The Columbia Historic District was formally listed on the National Register of Historic Places in March of 1994. The District consists of a collection of buildings dating from the 19th century to WWII. Residential dwellings and commercial buildings comprise the 35 acre district, and construction details such as Vistorian sawn and turned ornament and decorative brickwork lent distinctiveness to the historic building stock.What better way to spend a morning or afternoon than walking along the tree-lined streets of the Historic District or the Scuppernong River Interpretive Trail, visiting the Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center, Walter B Jones Sr. Center for the Sounds, Pocosin Arts, or shopping on Main Street. Stop by the Tyrrell County Visitor’s Center for more information on Historic Columbia. There’s something on interest for everyone in Historic Columbia on the Scuppernong. Historic Columbia is on the Historic Albemarle Tour.

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PO Box 55
Columbia NC 27925


Latitude: 35° 51' 18.72" / Longitude: -76° 13' 28.9194"

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Historic Columbia is located on Highway 64 on the banks of the Scuppernong River

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