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Columbia at a Glance


Columbia Lake

This lake is one of the town's most popular attractions. The summer season fills the lake and beach area with residents of all ages. Whether swimming, kayaking, sailing or boating, Columbia Lake is guaranteed to bring sunshine and smiles to everyone that visits. 

The History

Columbia, Connecticut is an offspring of the town of Lebanon. The area that is today’s Columbia was originally called Lebanon Crank. The population in this area grew enough to support a 1716 petition to create a second ecclesiastical society so that inhabitants could attend church more readily. In 1804 a petition was granted to create a separate town called Columbia bounded by Lebanon, Coventry, Windham, Hebron and Andover.

The Schools

Columbia's  high school students have the choice of four designated high schools and one technical high school: E.O.Smith High School, Windham High School, Bolton High School, and Windham Technical High School  


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Columbia Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

Population (2010): 5,485
Zip Code: 06237
Local Government: Town of Columbia
School District: Columbia School

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Travel & Commute

Hartford, CT: 24 mi.
Bradley International Airport (BDL): 36 mi.
Major Roads: Rte 6 & I-66


About Columbia

Columbia was founded in 1804 and is a municipality located in the south east section of Tolland County, in the State of Connecticut and around 21 square miles of land. This unique and peaceful town is about a 25 minute drive from Hartford. Quoted in the Town of Columbia, it's goal is, "To guide and manage growth in a way that will preserve its natural resources and retain its rural character."

Points of Interest in Columbia


Wickham Park

Bring your jogging shoes! It takes around 30 minutes to hike around the park. Wickham park is a private park, which consists of gardens, picnic areas, beautiful and scenic forest, playgrounds, sports facilities, and more! This is the ideal location for weddings and other special get-togethers.

Railroad Museum

Open May through October, this interesting and insightful museum will take you back in time and learn more about the history of the railroad life. Checkout the annual Night Photo Shoot in October! It's a great place to bring the kids for birthday parties!

The Lighthouse Restaurant

Just off of Willmantic Rd, the Lighthouse Restaurant is an excellent place to grab some breakfast or lunch. The Hop River State Park Trail and U.S. Highway 6 are located conveniently behind the restaurant. The food is delicious and the prices are very reasonable!

Things to Do Near Columbia


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