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Columbia County

Columbia County was created from part of Northumberland County on March 22, 1813. The name Columbia refers to a poetic description of America. The town of Bloomsburg has been the county seat since November 30, 1847. Since March 4, 1870, Bloomsburg remains the only incorporated town in the Commonwealth (all others are called boroughs, cities, or townships). Most communities in Pennsylvania thought of as towns are actually boroughs. Bloomsburg was named after Samuel Bloom, a commissioner in Northumberland County. The former county seat was Danville, from 1813 to 1846, now the seat of Montour County.

Looking to further your research in Columbia Co.?
Try these book titles below.

A History of Columbia County, Pa.

Columbia County, Pa. - 8 Historic Books on CD

Early Columbia County: Images of America

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Other Useful Columbia Co. Links

Township Map of Columbia County, Pa.

Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal
boundaries is taken from US Census website and modified by Ruhrfisch in April 2006.

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