Columbus in Hickman County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
"Gibraltar of the West"
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 528.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 45.946′ N, 89° 6.656′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Kentucky, in Hickman County. Located in the parking lot for Columbus-Belmont State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus KY 42032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The History of Columbus, Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle at Belmont, Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Anchor and Chain (within shouting distance Confederate Trenches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Polk's Firepower (about 400 feet away); In Search Of .... (about 400 feet away); The Mississippi River in the Civil War (about 400 feet away); Fourth United States Colored Heavy Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.