Columbus, Missouri

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Columbus is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]


The county seat was once located at Columbus.[2] The town site was platted in 1836.[3] A post office called Columbus was in operation from 1837 until 1920.[4] The community was named for Christopher Columbus.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Columbus, Missouri
  2. ^ North, F. A. (1881). The History of Johnson County, Missouri: Including a Reliable History of the Townships, Cities, and Towns. Brookhaven Press. p. 668. 
  3. ^ "Johnson County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Photos show 30,000-mile voyage to towns named after Columbus". Toledo Blade. Feb 18, 1992. p. 12. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 

Coordinates: 38°51′31″N 93°53′27″W / 38.85861°N 93.89083°W / 38.85861; -93.89083