Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
City of Columbus
Soon known as Beason's, community had as settlers, along with the first three men, many others of the "Old 300": Abram, John, Rawson, Thomas V., and William Alley; Benjamin Beason, Caleb R. Bostick, David Bright, Robert Brotherton, James Cummins, W. B. DeWees, Thomas Kuykendall, James McNair, James Nelson, Gabriel Strawn Snyder; Elizabeth, James, and John Tumlinson; Nathaniel Whiting, and possibly others. In 1824, Milton Cook opened a tavern where many Texans stopped over the years. By 1835, village had been named. In Texas War for Independence, buildings here were burned by the Texas Army, to keep them out of the hands of Santa Anna. But after the victory at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836,
Erected 1973 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 980.)
Location. 29° 42.329′ N, 96° 32.523′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street and Bowie Street, on the right when traveling west on Spring Street. Marker is located in front of the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 Spring Street, Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the American Declaration of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Townsend-West House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Railway Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abram Alley Log Cabin (about 300 feet away); Dilue Rose Harris (about 400 feet away); Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris House (about 400 feet away); Ehrenwerth-Ramsey-Untermeyer Building (about 500 feet away); William B. DeWees (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . Columbus, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 26, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.