Date of IncorporationDecember 10, 1790
Form of GovernmentFive Member
Board of Commissioners
Registered Voters89,716
Number of Employees


Area in square miles290
Columbia County facilities and Services
     Miles of County maintained roads665
     Culture and Recreation:
     Gym Complex Center1
     Community Centers3
     Library Book Circulation520,544
     Library Collection Size164,559
     Miles of lake shoreline1,200
Police Protection
     Number of Personnel341
     Number of calls for service50,829
     Number of prisoners processed3,032
     Civil & criminal cases processed8,111
Court System
     Number of marriage licenses340
     Number of gun permits526
Sewer System
     Number of treatment plants4
     Maximum daily capacity of treatment plant in gallons9,350,000
     Number of Accounts26,898
Water System
Daily water treatment production
     Capacity in gallons39,000,000
     Number of Accounts33,506
Facilities and Services not included in the reporting entity:
     Number of elementary schools17
     Number of middle schools8
     Number of high schools5
     Number of alternative schools1
Fire Protection
     Number of fire stations20
Medical Facilities in the Metro Augusta Area
     Number of hospitals7
    Number of patient beds3,000

Source: Various County Departments as of October 17, 2008