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 Spring Meeting – May 22nd

Cottontown Spring Meeting May 22, 2022 NOMA Warehouse Join your neighbors for a celebration of Historic Preservation Month and Cottontown.  This meeting will focus on: – the economic benefits of living in a historic district, – clarifying the historic...

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.
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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

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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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