Columbus-Muscogee County

Columbus-Muscogee, the first consolidated city-county in Georgia, was acquired from Creek Indian territory in 1826. Muscogee is the name of a branch of the Creek Nation. Columbus, of course, is named for Christopher Columbus. Early in the Civil War the Haiman Sword Factory employed 400 people making swords, sabres and Colt Navy Pistols for the Confederacy. The last land battle of the war was fought at Columbus as Union forces attacked entrenched Confederate riflemen and artillery from the west.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 1340, Columbus GA 31902
Telephone 706.653.4013
Fax 706.653.4016

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Columbus-Muscogee County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 186984 (State Rank: 10)
Incorporated Millage Rage 39.36
Unincorporated Millage Rate 0
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 23.37
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 65.97
Total Unincorporated 23.37


County Officials