Columbus is a consolidated city-county located on the center-west border of the United States. Originally inhabited by the Creek Indians, the city of Columbus was established in 1828, under the name of Christopher Columbus. It was an important shipping port and, in 1918, became home to the United States Army's Camp Benning (now Fort Benning). Located along the Chattahoochee River, on the border with Alabama, Columbus has become a popular place for outdoor enthusiasts with the longest urban whitewater course in the world and a zip line that crosses the river.
The thriving city center is a mecca for attractions, restaurants and shops. Columbus is a city in the classic heart of Georgia, near the Chattahoochee River and on the border with Alabama. It's known for its Southern hospitality, unique attractions, and proximity to Fort Benning. Area attractions include the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, the Columbus Botanical Garden, the Columbus Museum and the Bo Bartlett Center.
Founded in 1828, Columbus is also known for being the scene of the last battle of the Civil War, where Columbus ranked second after Richmond in manufacturing supplies for the Confederate military.