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Columbus is a town in Polk County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 999 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Polk County.
Columbus is located at 35°15′2″N 82°12′8″W (35.250669, -82.202115). The town is concentrated along North Carolina Highway 108, southeast of Asheville, and just a few miles north of the North Carolina-South Carolina border. U.S. Route 74 passes through the northern part of town, and Interstate 26 passes through the eastern part. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.