Columbia County was created on March 22, 1813 from part of Northumberland County and named
for Columbia, a poetic name that alludes to Christopher Columbus. Bloomsburg, the county seat since November 30,
1847, was incorporated as a town on March 4, 1870, and is the only incorporated town in the state. Its name comes
from Bloom Township, which was named for Samuel Bloom, a commissioner of Northumberland County.
THIS COUNTY IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
If you have the desire to help transcribe genealogical data and place it online
for the free use of all researchers, contact Nancy to become a host. Volunteer Information is available here.
This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions
about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT
WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.