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The county seat was once located at Columbus. The town site was platted in 1836. A post office called Columbus was in operation from 1837 until 1920. The community was named for Christopher Columbus.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Columbus, Missouri
- North, F. A. (1881). The History of Johnson County, Missouri: Including a Reliable History of the Townships, Cities, and Towns. Brookhaven Press. p. 668.
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- "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
- "Photos show 30,000-mile voyage to towns named after Columbus". Toledo Blade. Feb 18, 1992. p. 12. Retrieved 25 May 2015.