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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Leonard Spring

Columbus’ Original Source of Water

 
 
Leonard Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 17, 2004
1. Leonard Spring Marker
Inscription. In 1839 citizens first called for the development of a water works system. On this site is located the original source of water for drinking and general household use for Columbus. Beginning in 1844, Leonard Spring, with a discharge of 200,000 gallons a day, provided water to the City through a series of wooden pipes. Water was piped to Broad Street by way of Randolph Street, now known as 12th Street. In the 1880's city water was obtained from Lee County, Alabama. The present water plant on River Road was built in 1916. Since 1844, an ample supply of water has been one of Columbus' greatest assets and a vital fuel for its growth.
 
Erected 1989 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Columbus Water Works.
 
Location. 32° 29.15′ N, 84° 57.762′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Country Club Road 0 miles east of Cherokee Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 Country Club Road, Columbus GA 31906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Wildwood” (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Elmo (approx. 0.3 miles away); He Helped Bring And Keep Fort Benning
Leonard Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
May 21, 2016
2. Leonard Spring Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Carson McCullers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eugene J. Bullard, 1895-1961 / World’s First Black Combat Aviator (approx. 0.9 miles away); Secondary Industrial School (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1918 Diamond Jubilee 1993 Camp Benning / Fort Benning (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Leonard Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
May 21, 2016
3. Leonard Spring Marker
The marker is in the center in this view, on the front lawn of the private residence at 2001 Country Club Road.
A current view of the Leonard Spring image. Click for full size.
May 21, 2016
4. A current view of the Leonard Spring
The current owner is kind enough to show the actual spring to interested visitors.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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