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Columbia County, Georgia Property Information

Columbia County VA Home Loan Info2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Columbia County is $548,250.

Columbia County is located along the Savannah River in Georgia. Created on December 10, 1790, Columbia County was the 12th county formed in Georgia. The county was named after the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus. The house seat, Appling, was named for the original pioneer of the area, John Appling.

Columbia County is perfect for those that love the outdoors. With numerous bodies of water and several mountains, Columbia County provides some of the most excellent views of Georgia. Lake Strom Thurmond is a reservoir at the Savannah River Basin. The lake is 71,000 acres, making it the third-largest artificial lake east of the Mississippi River. Strom Thurmond Lake offers great opportunities for boating, fishing, water sports, and much more!

Another great location to see the scenic views of Columbia County is Heggie’s Rock Preserve. Heggie’s Rock is a Piedmont flat rock that spans 130 acres. The preserve is home to several diverse species of plants and animals. Other great locations to check out in Columbia County include Burks Mountain, Mount Carmel, and Euchee Creek.

There is a multitude of excellent parks, perfect for spending a day outdoors. Blanchard Woods Park, Patriots Park, and Wildwood Parks are just a few of the great parks found in Columbia County. The International Disc Golf Center can be found in Columbia County.

There are many elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools located in Columbia County. No matter where you are located in Columbia County, there is sure to be a great school located nearby. The Columbia County Library is fully-stocked with books, audiobooks, and educational videos.

Disabled veterans may be eligible for property tax exemption.

The current population of Columbia County is 139,257 including a veteran population of 13,290. The median housing cost is $170,400, and the median household income is $69,306. Fort Gordon is a military base located in nearby Augusta, Ga.

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Columbia County Property Search

VA approved properties in Columbia County could be searched for in the following areas:

Grovetown, Harlem, Evans, Martinez, Appling, Berzelia, Bullards Corner, Campania, Central, Forrest, Griffith Siding, Lamkin, Leah, Lewiston, Phinizy, Pollards Corner, Pumpkin Center, Roper’s Crossing, Rosemont, Sawdust, Snead, Winfield, Winfield Hills

Call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496 for help finding a VA approved property.

Columbia County Approved Condos

There are not currently any VA approved condos located in Columbia County. If you would like assistance in getting a condo approved, click here.

VFW Post

Post 6445 Columbia County Memorial Post
PO Box 175
Harlem, GA 30814
United States
Phone: (706) 556-9194

Meeting Location & Time
6423 Wrightsboro Rd
Harlem, GA 30814-4018
United States
7:00 PM 3rd Wednesday

Quartermaster: Renee Mc Daniel
John Giles

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Columbia County

  • Single Family: $400
  • Condominium: $450
  • 2-4 Units: $550
  • Partial Releases: $450
  • Repair Certification: $100


  1. Georgia VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/georgia-va-home-loan-limit/
  2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/