Columbus is a consolidated city-county, located in the western part of the U.S. State of Georgia, directly on the border with Alabama. With just over 200,000 residents, it is the second-largest city in the State, after Atlanta and just in front of Augusta. It lies on the Chattahoochee River, which has the longest urban whitewater rafting course
in the world. Did you know that Columbus is the place where everyone's favorite carbonated soft drink has been invented? Yes, that is right - Coca-Cola
was made 131 years ago by John Pemberton (a pharmacist and a chemist) in Columbus, by mistakenly adding carbonated water to a patent medicine, which was being used as a non-addictive alternative to morphine.