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

Early Residences

 
 
Early Residences Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. Early Residences Marker
Inscription. On this block stood the residences of families who contributed to the early development of the city. These included the house built prior to 1840 by William Waters Garrard, planter, adjacent to his cotton warehouses at the north end of the block; the home of Lemuel Tyler Downing, attorney, who transplanted the elm trees on Broad Street from his Connecticut home; and the home of Joseph L. Morton, partner in the firm of Barringer and Morton who built many of the early structures in Columbus. On the east side of Broad lived John Peabody, James Rankin, and John McGough.
 
Location. 32° 27.73′ N, 84° 59.613′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Broadway south of West 9th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker stands against the wall of the Marriott Hotel, built around a restored 1861 cotton mill. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Joseph House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lummus Cotton Gins (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbusí First Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Empire Mills
Early Residences Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Early Residences Marker
The wall of the Marriott Hotel, built around an old mill, is in the background.
(about 300 feet away); Garrett and Sons / Cargill-Wright Company (about 300 feet away); Columbus Iron Works (about 400 feet away); The Columbus Guards (about 500 feet away); Col. W. L. Salisbury (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Early Residences Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Early Residences Marker
Looking north, with the Marriott Hotel on the left and the south-bound lane of Broadway on the right. An old millstone from the Empire Mills is in the foreground.
Early Residences Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. Early Residences Marker
Looking south on Broadway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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