“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers

The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 1990
1. The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers Marker
Inscription. The Columbus Enquirer and The Columbus Ledger have been published from this site since 1930. The Enquirer was founded in 1828 by Mirabeau Bounaparte Lamar, later the second president of the Republic of Texas. The Ledger was founded in 1886 by Edward T. Byington and his wife, Ella G. Byington. In 1893, The Ledger was purchased by Rinaldo William Page. The Page family purchased the Enquirer in 1930 and owned both newspapers until they were sold to Knight Newspapers, Inc., now Knight-Ridder Inc., in 1973. Both have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalismís highest award, The Enquirer in 1926 and The Ledger in 1955. The Mediterranean style building was completed in 1930 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
Erected 1986 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the R. W. Page Corporation.
Location. 32° 28.11′ N, 84° 59.652′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 12st Street 0 miles east of Front Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West 12th Street, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Columbus (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle & Phenix Mills (about 500 feet away); First Black Public School (about 800 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Womenís Riot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Thomas H. Brewer (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
Additional keywords. Newspapers
Categories. Antebellum South, USCommunications
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,196 times since then and 133 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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