Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 88.
COLUMBIA COUNTY, situated on the northeast boundary of Georgia, on the southwest side of Savannah river. Area, 600 square miles. Seat of justice, Applington. Pop. in 1830, 12,606; in 1840, 11,356; in 1850, 11,961.