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Columbia in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Columbia Elementary School Bell

 
 
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By James L.Whitman, June 26, 2021
1. Columbia Elementary School Bell Marker
Inscription.  After the creation of Houston County in 1903, the old Henry County branch courthouse on the public square in Columbia was converted into the Columbia Elementary School. A bell tower and this bell was added atop the main entrance of the two story brick schoolhouse. The building was destroyed by fire during the night of May 21, 1947. After having been in several hands, the bell came into the possession of Mr. John Lowell Roberts of Abbeville. Through the arrangements of Mr. L.H. Adams and Mr. Perry Thomas, the bell was donated to the Columbia Historical Society by the Roberts family and brought back to Columbia in 2006.
 
Erected 2006 by the Columbia Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is May 21, 1947.
 
Location. 31° 17.544′ N, 85° 6.688′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is on South Main Street south of East Church Street (Alabama Route 52), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 S Main St, Columbia AL 36319, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Columbia Elementary School Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, June 26, 2021
2. Columbia Elementary School Bell Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Columbia, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Columbia Jail / Columbia (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia Methodist Episcopal Church, South (about 600 feet away); Columbia Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Columbia Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Purcell - Killingsworth House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chacato People (approx. 1.1 miles away); Omussee Creek Mound and Mississippian Period Societies (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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