Official Website of the Cottontown/Bellevue Historic Neighborhood Association

In the early 1900s, the Cotton Town commercial area was redeveloped as a residential community known as Bellevue.  In March 1913, Bellevue became the second suburban neighborhood annexed to Columbia.  Significant for its early twentieth-century architecture, the district was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Spring Gathering – May 8, 2017 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Spring Gathering! Join your neighbors and city officials on May 8th, 2017 at War Mouth. Bring a dish to share. Tea and lemonade will be...
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Bylaws – Adopted October 17, 2016

The purpose of this Association shall be to promote city living by improving neighborhood and community relations and by protecting the neighborhood and community from deterioration. The name of this association shall be the Cottontown/Bellevue Historic District Neighborhood Association.

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New Resident Info

New to Cottontown or considering making our neighborhood your home?

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve joined us. Here’s some helpful information to orient you to historic Cottontown. Click here for more details.

City: City of Columbia

County: Richland

Zip Code: 29201

School District: Richland One

Trash and Recylcing

Pickup Schedule:

Yard Trimming: Each Monday

Household Trash: Each Tuesday

Recycling: First and Third Tuesday

Remaining 2017 Recycling Pickup Days

  • April 4th and 18th
  • May 2nd and 16th
  • June 6th and 20th
  • July 4th* and 18th
  • August 1st and 15th
  • September 5th and 19th
  • October 3rd and 17th
  • November 7th and 21st
  • December 5th and 19th

Garbage/Solid Waste Pick Up: 803-545-3800

*Visit Columbia’s Wast Wizard here for holiday changes and other trash and recycling related information.

Emergency Contacts

Police/Fire (crime has occurred or is in progress):


Police (criminal or suspicious activity): 


Water/Sewer Emergency:

803-545-3900 (Water)

803-545-3910 (Sewer)

Gas Line Emergency:


Cottontown Business Development

Watch our neighborhood grow! Check out links to local business developments below.


Cottontown News

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Cottontown News is published four times per year. Missed one? Get your replacement here!

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Cottontown Spring Gathering @ The War Mouth
Cottontown Spring Gathering @ The War Mouth
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come mingle with your neighbors and hear from city officials about plans in the Cottontown area. Please bring a dish to share. Tea and lemonade will be provided. Hope to see you there!
5:30 pm North Main Streetscape Informati... @ Earlewood Park
North Main Streetscape Informati... @ Earlewood Park
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Make plans to attend this information meeting to learn about future plans to transform Main Street, north of Elmwood.