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Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colorado County

 
 
Colorado County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 2, 2014
1. Colorado County Marker
Inscription.
A part of Stephen F. Austin's
First Colony
Created March 17, 1836
Organized in 1837

The river traversing the region was called “Colorado” (red) by Spanish explorers who mistook it for the reddish Brazos. From the river, the county took its name

Columbus, the county seat

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 973.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 43.163′ N, 96° 33.133′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on Business State Highway 71 near Farm to Market Road 109, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located ½ mile north of the Colorado River. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus TX 78934, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robson's Castle and Columbus, Texas, Meat and Ice Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the Camp of Gen. Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Railway Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); Townsend-West House
Colorado County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 2, 2014
2. Colorado County Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); The Columbus Tap Railway (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial Museum (approx. 1.2 miles away); District Court Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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