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Columbia in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Columbia

 
 
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, May 18, 2021
1. Columbia Marker
Inscription.  
Original town of Columbia, Ill. laid out on historic Kaskaskia Trail was founded by Capt. George Rogers Clark's men year 1820.

Columbia municipal incorporations created under laws of State of Illinois:

Town - February 19, 1859
Village - October 5 1903
City - March 22, 1927

Its citizens observed 100th anniversary of incorporation as a town July 3, 4, and 5 1959, Centennial Plaque erected by Columbia Centennial Association, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 38° 26.506′ N, 90° 11.922′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on West Cherry Street just north of South Rapp Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 S Rapp Ave, Columbia IL 62236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gedern - Columbia Sister Cities since 1993 (here, next to this marker); Old Engine House & Faust Dry Goods (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia Star Printing Co (within shouting distance of
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, May 18, 2021
2. Columbia Marker
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this marker); Miller-Fiege Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Roessler Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Breidecker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schaefer House (about 500 feet away); Franklin Inn & Buck Tavern (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 26, 2022