About Columbus, MS

Columbus, Mississippi is located in the heart of Lowndes County and is full of rich Southern history dating back to the Civil War. The town served two major purposes during this era, both as the town's only hospital and as the local arsenal with an adjacent gunpowder factory. Columbus won a Great American Main Street Award in 2010 from the National Trust by Historic Prevention and is also home of one of the four basic Air Force flight-training bases in the United States, the Columbus Air Force Base (CAFB).