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.

Cottontown Art Crawl Host Home and Volunteer Registration

If you have hosted or volunteered in past years, thank you! We ask everyone, old, new, or inquires to complete the registration form for the 2022 CAC. Mark your calendars for March 12, 2022. The Cottontown Art Crawl is always looking for volunteers. Do you want to...

Cottontown/Bellevue Architectural Conservation District | A Brief History

From the City of Columbia:

Historic District Designation

Questions about historic district designations? Check out these links. More info to come in the form of a newsletter, on our webpage and FB.

Upcoming Events

3:00 pm Cottontown Membership Fall Meeting @ NoMa Warehouse
Cottontown Membership Fall Meeting @ NoMa Warehouse
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Topics will include neighborhood and police updates, and our board election for the 2022 term (only current neighborhood association members may vote). We will be able to check your membership at the door and you[...]
7:00 pm November Porch Party @ Jim and Renee
November Porch Party @ Jim and Renee
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jim and Renee are hosting the November Porch Party. Join your neighbors old and new. Please bring a chair and BYOB. See you there!
Emergency Contacts

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


Police (criminal or suspicious activity): 


Officer Johnson – Community Officer – 803-528-4664

Water/Sewer Emergency:

803-545-3900 (Water)

803-545-3910 (Sewer)

Gas Line Emergency:


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 Recycling

Pickup Schedule:

Yard Trimmings: Each Monday

Household Trash: Each Tuesday

Recycling: First and Third Tuesday

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

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

Cottontown News

Did you miss an issue?

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

Cottontown Business Development

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


The War Mouth

Indah Coffee

A Taste of the South

Cottontown Crossfit

il focolare pizzaeria

Blue Bike SC

Cottontown Brew Lab

Residences in Cottontown

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