“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Columbus Oak

(District Court Tree)

Columbus Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, January 24, 2010
1. Columbus Oak Marker

Beneath this tree the first Court of the Third Judicial District of The Republic of Texas was held April, 1837 by Judge Robert M. Williamson ("Three Legged Willie").
Marked by the State of Texas 1936
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 982.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 29° 42.373′ N, 96° 32.357′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on Travis Street south of Walnut Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. District Court Tree (here, next to this marker); 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony (within shouting distance of this marker); William Menefee (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Site of Doctor Logue's Drugstore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colorado County (about 300 feet
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away); Stage Lines Through Columbus (about 300 feet away); Tumlinson Family (about 300 feet away); The Rangers of Austin's Colony (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Regarding Columbus Oak. Unfortunately, the Columbus Oak is no longer alive, and the only thing left is a tree trunk and some cut-off branches. It was formerly one of many large examples of Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) found in the town.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Columbus Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Kneupper
2. Columbus Oak and Marker
The marker's reverse can be seen just past the 1969 State Historical Survey Committee Marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 21, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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