Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Columbus (Nebraska)
COLUMBUS, a city of Nebraska, the county-seat of Platte co. It is on the Union Pacific and the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroads, and on the Loup river. There are flour mills, foundry, shoe factory, and other industries. The city has a hospital and a public library. Pop. (1910) 5,014; (1920) 5,410.