Columbia was a town in Fluvanna County, Virginia, United States, at the confluence of the James and Rivanna Rivers. The population was 49 at the 2000 census, making it Virginia's smallest incorporated town.
Known as Point of Fork through the late 18th century, it was the setting of a minor battle during the Revolutionary War.
Columbia is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Columbia dates back to 1788.
In the mid-19th century, Columbia was a point along the stagecoach route between Richmond and Staunton.
Gum Creek, Point of Fork Arsenal, Point of Fork Plantation, and Tinsley Tavern are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town saw significant flooding during Hurricane Camille in 1969.
Columbia was the last remaining independent town in Fluvanna County. However, in May 2014, Columbia's Mayor and Town Council proposed disincorporation which, if successful, would result in the town being reabsorbed by the County. In June 2014, Preservation Virginia, a historic preservation group in the Commonwealth, placed the Town of Columbia on its "most endangered" list. A small group of individuals has stepped forward to raise (public support ) to document and preserve the history of the town, which had a mayor before there was a President of the United States.
On March 17, 2015, residents voted to disincorporate the town and become part of Fluvanna County, a move requiring approval of the Virginia General Assembly.〔
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