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. We are home to The Laurel and Hardy Museum and birthplace Oliver Hardy. Oliver was born in Harlem, and each year, on the first Saturday in October, thousands flock to Harlem for the Oliver Hardy Festival. Come for a visit, and we think you’ll agree that Harlem is a wonderful place to live, work, worship and raise a family!