Harlem, Georgia is located just outside Augusta in fast-growing Columbia County.  Our historic downtown features locally-owned shops and restaurants, and we have quiet neighborhoods and a friendly hometown feel that you just won’t find anywhere else.  Come for a visit, and we think you’ll agree that Harlem is a wonderful place to live, work, worship and raise a family!

Vision Statement

To provide a community of choice for living, working and playing by embracing our past, celebrating our present, and promoting our future.

Mission Statement

To offer, encourage, develop a strong community by providing friendly, quality service.


The City of Harlem will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two Councilmembers.  The qualifying dates for this election will be Monday, August 21 through Wednesday, August 23, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Harlem City Hall.  Qualifying packets will be available after August 10.  If you would like additional information, please call the City Clerk at (706) 556-3448.

Find Us on Facebook