Courtesy of Columbia College
Columbia College was originally Columbia Female Academy.
August 24, 1833: Columbia took its first step toward becoming College Town USA. The very innovative Columbia Female Academy was founded.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.