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Columbus is a city in Hickman County, Kentucky, United States. The town is located on the Mississippi River and is the site of Columbus-Belmont State Park. Columbus was once a bustling steamboat and rail center, however due to flooding it was moved by the Red Cross to the safety of the 120ft bluffs which serve as a backdrop to the town.

The Columbus-Belmont State Park played a fascinating role in the War Between the States. This is the site of a fortification build by the Confederates and later occupied by Union forces. The 1861 Battle of Belmont, fought to overtake the Confederate stronghold here, marked the opening of the Union's Western Campaign. It was also Grant's first battle.

Things to See and Do

* Columbus-Belmont State Park
* Columbus-Belmont State Park museum
* Historic sites
* Hiking trails
* Wildlife viewing

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population 200 approx
Land Area – 1.1 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port is located on the Mississippi River.

Transport Links – There are three airports in Kentucky; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport, Lexington Blue Grass Airport and Louisville International Airport.

Amtrak operates two long distance trains through Kentucky.