Welcome to Columbia
Welcome to Columbia where you will find yourself both in the middle of Missouri and the country. Columbia is the county seat of Boone County and was incorporated in 1826. Columbia is home to the University of Missouri, the first public university west of the Mississippi.
Though the city was founded on education, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is right in the middle of the state and the nation. Just a couple hours drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is Boone County’s largest population center and has received numerous national awards and recognitions.