Columbus, Mississippi

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Columbus is a city in Lowndes County, Mississippi that lies above the Tombigbee River. It is approximately 146 miles northeast of Jackson, 92 miles north of Meridian. The population was 23,798 at the 2008 census.












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A Taste of Columbus, Mississippi

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT COLUMBUS?

  1. Columbus was founded in 1821. Before its incorporation, the town site was referred to informally as Possum Town, a name which was given by the local Native Americans. The name Possum Town remains the town's nickname by locals even today.

  2. Columbus has made the national news at least three times in the past two decades. On June 12, 1990, a fireworks factory exploded, detonating a blast felt as far as 30 miles away from Columbus. Two workers were killed in the blast.

  3. In 2010, Columbus won a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust by Historic Preservation.

Radio Stations:
WMSU 92.1 FM Starkville, MS Hip Hop
WTUG 92.9 FM Northport, AL Urban Contemporary
WZBQ 94.1 FM Carrollton, AL Top-40
WAJV 98.9 FM Brooksville, MS Gospel Music
WNMQ 103.1 FM Columbus, MS Sports
WQJB 104.5 FM State College, MS Christian Contemporary
WACR 105.3 FM Columbus Afb, MS Urban Contemporary
WMXU 106.1 FM Starkville, MS Urban Contemporary
WJEC 106.5 FM Vernon, AL Gospel Music
WQTP (LPFM) 106.9 FM Columbus, MS Oldies
WFCA 107.9 FM Ackerman, MS Gospel Music
WJWF 1400 AM Columbus, MS Sports

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Demographics of Columbus, Mississippi

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

43.62%

54.41%

0.10%

0.56%

1.13%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.




Famous Blacks from Columbus, Mississippi

     






Businesses in Columbus, Mississippi


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - BLACK HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Fanta K African Hair Braiding -  Category: Hair Salons -   226 Idlewild Road Columbus, MS 39702-6339 (662) 327-3317

  2. JC Penney Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   Leigh Mall 1442 US Hwy 45 N Columbus, MS 39705

  3. Southern KUTZ -  Category: Hair Salons -   228 North McCrary Road Columbus, MS 39702 (662) 329-0093


BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. 100 Black Men of Columbus, Inc. -  Category: Community Services -   President: Dr. John Robinson 1111 5th Avenue North Columbus, MS 39701


DINING - CATERING

  1. Cafe On Main -  Category: Southern/Soul, American, Diner -   101 5th St S Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 241-0045

  2. Little Kitchen -  Category: Asian, Chinese, Southern/Soul -   4328 Hwy 373 Columbus, MS 39710 (662) 434-8777

  3. Proffitt's Porch -  Category: Sandwiches/Subs, Cajun/Creole, Southern/Soul -   1587 Officers Lake Rd. Columbus, MS 39705 (662) 327-4485




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Willie King , Caleb Childs , Alex Holliman , Willie James Williams ,, Columbus Mississippi Jazz n Blues Fest 2007





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BLACK CHURCHES

  1. Fifteenth Street Church of God In Christ -   917 15th St N, Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 245-0911  - (visit website)

  2. Greater Pentecostal -  329 Swedenburg Cir., Columbus, MS 39702-7394

  3. Maranatha -  3176 Old West Point Rd., Columbus, MS 39701

  4. Miracle Temple -  870 S. Perkins Rd., Columbus, MS 39705

  5. Mt. Zion -  2512 22nd Avenue N., Columbus, MS 39702

  6. Turner Chapel AME Church -  1108 14th St S, Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 327-1177







ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Grey Goose Lounge -  Category: Lounge -   106 22Nd St N, Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 328-1016





 

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