Welcome to Columbia County, home of Logoly State Park, Lake Columbia and Southern Arkansas University.
Located in the southwest corner of the state, Columbia County has a population of 25,603. The county seat is centered on the court square in Magnolia, where the courthouse is appropriately surrounded by magnolia trees. In addition to the courthouse, more county government offices are located in the Annex on the southeast corner of the square. The Columbia County Justice & Detention Facility is located on Highway 371 South just outside of Magnolia.
The principle cities and towns in Columbia County are Emerson, Magnolia, McNeil, Taylor and Waldo. Public schools are located in all but McNeil. In addition Magnolia hosts Columbia Christian School.
Southern Arkansas University, located in Magnolia, is a fully accredited four-year college with an enrollment over 3,000.
Logoly State Park is Arkansas's first environmental education state park. Its interpreters present workshops on ecological/environmental topics. The park's natural resources provide a living laboratory for students and visitors. Most of Logoly's 368 acres comprise a State Natural Area that includes unique plant species and mineral springs. The park has 11 natural springs, a visitor center, hiking trails, and an amphitheater.