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About Columbia

Columbia is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills and was founded as a boomtown in 1850 when gold was found in the vicinity. It was known as the “Gem of the Southern Mines.” The town’s historic central district is within the Columbia State Historic Park, which preserves the 19th-century mining town. Columbia is located along State Route 49 just north of Sonora.