A ferry was established by the colonial government in 1754 to connect the fort with the growing settlements on the higher ground on the east bank.
Like many other significant early settlements in colonial America, Columbia is on the fall line from the Piedmont region.
Columbia is also the location of the South Carolina State House, which is the center of government for the state.In 1860, the city was the location of the South Carolina Secession Convention, which marked the departure of the first state from the Union in the events leading up to the Civil War.The first World Golf Championships event of the 2017-18 season goes down in Shanghai where an elite field will tee it up at Sheshan International Golf Club. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking, which he never relinquished for the remainder of the season.20 players that teed it up at the 2017 TOUR Championship will be in the field, including defending champion Hideki Matsuyama. 4 in the Fed Ex Cup standings, the fourth time he has finished inside the top five in the Fed Ex Cup. Led the United States to a dominating Presidents Cup victory over the Internationals with a flawless record.There was considerable argument over the name for the new city.
According to published accounts, Senator Gervais said he hoped that "in this town we should find refuge under the wings of COLUMBIA", for that was the name which he wished it to be called.It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 817,488 by July 1, 2016, according to 2015 U. The city is located approximately 13 miles (21 km) northwest of the geographic center of South Carolina, and is the primary city of the Midlands region of the state.It lies at the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River.With a career-best four victories (bringing his total to 16 wins on the PGA TOUR), has now won at least once in his first 10 seasons on TOUR, the current best streak. 2016 Season Recorded 19 top-25 finishes from 22 starts. Recorded 15 top-10 finishes, the most of any player in 2015-16, four more than the next best player (Patrick Reed/11).Has won at least once in each of his first nine seasons on the PGA TOUR, the TOUR's current best streak.What a great way to unwind after a long work week..kick off a night on the town!