Columbia County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Thomas James
(570) 389-5667
April Miller, Administrator
(570) 389-5700

Columbia County is the location of 15 actively-used covered bridges and the site of the only twin bridges in the United States. Bloomsburg, the county seat, is the only incorporated town in Pennsylvania. All other municipalities are townships, cities or boroughs.

Columbia County’s terrain is a combination of mountains and valleys to the north and south with rolling foothills and farmland in between; in all, the county has 484 square miles. Some coal is produced in the southern section of Columbia county, but the abundant forests, the good freshwater creeks and fertile farmland produce most of the natural resources. Food, textile and carpet manufacturing, health care and higher education are the major employers, producing packaged food products (snacks, pet food and frozen food), wood products, automobile and commercial carpeting, textiles, ribbons and fabricated metal products.

Columbia County is the home of the Bloomsburg Fair, a 130-year old annual event, and the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, a professional acting troupe of national and state recognition. The county is also recognized as one of the leading recreation areas for camping, fishing, hunting and golfing.

 

Columbia County

Columbia County Facts

Population
64,151
Class
6th
Founded
1813
County Seat
Bloomsburg, PA
Website
www.columbiapa.org
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