Columbus, Georgia Community

When Dr. Jack Hughston opened his first orthopaedic clinic in Columbus in 1949, he knew Columbus was where he wanted to be. It felt like home.


Located on the “fall line,” where the hilly Piedmont meets the flat coastal plain, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus today is a picturesque small city of about 190,000 people. With a solid economy, temperate climate, vibrant cultural community, modern infrastructure and more-than-ample recreation opportunities, it’s no wonder Columbus was ranked fourth on the “100 Best U.S. Cities to Live” list by Best Life Magazine.


Just 100 miles south of Atlanta, Columbus is located at the center of Georgia’s major attractions, including nationally-renowned Callaway Gardens, Roosevelt’s Little White House and Westville, the Village of 1850. A 15-mile trail known as the Chattahoochee River Walk provides a beautiful venue on which to bike, in-line skate, jog or just take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the scenery.


Columbus offers a variety of amenities, including the State Theatre of Georgia, the historic Springer Opera House, and the Columbus Museum, one of the newest and largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. As Georgia’s third largest city, Columbus has over 4,300 quality hotel/motel rooms and numerous meeting facilities, playing host to hundreds of meetings and conventions each year.


If your orthopaedic training - or your orthopaedic surgery, treatment or rehabilitation - brings you to Columbus, relax, we know you’ll enjoy your stay. Southern hospitality is alive and well in Columbus. Visit us at Hughston Clinic and we’ll prove it.