Columbus, Mississippi

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Columbus is a city in Lowndes County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Lowndes County.[1] The population was 24,084 at the 2020 census.[2] The explorer Hernando de Soto. spent the winter of 1540–41 with the Chickasaw tribe camped near what is now the city of Columbus.[3]

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  1. "Find A County; Lowndes County, MS". National Association of Counties. 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. "QuickFacts: Columbus city, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2024.
  3. Gloria A. Young; Michael P. Hoffman, Expedition of Hernando de Soto West of the Mississippi, 1541-1543 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993), p. 40