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Columbus in Hickman County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Iron Banks

 
 
Iron Banks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Iron Banks Marker
Inscription. So named by early French explorers. Columbus was proposed as the nation's capitol after the War of 1812. The area was fortified by the Confederate army during the War Between the States.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 60.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 45.468′ N, 89° 6.268′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Kentucky, in Hickman County. Marker is at the intersection of Hoover Parkway (State Highway 80/123) and State Highway 58, in the median on Hoover Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus KY 42032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus (here, next to this marker); Columbus - A Town Transformed (approx. 0.6 miles away); A River View of History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Earthquakes Along the Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle at Belmont, Missouri (approx. 0.6 miles away); The History of Columbus, Kentucky (approx. 0.6 miles away); African Americans at Columbus during the Civil War
Markers in the Center of Columbus image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. Markers in the Center of Columbus
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Fourth United States Colored Heavy Artillery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Establishing Town at Iron Banks. The state of Kentucky passed an act to establish the town that later became Columbus at Iron Banks in 1820. (Submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationWar, US Civil
 
The Iron Banks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
3. The Iron Banks
Looking from across the Mississippi at the Iron Banks of Columbus.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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