Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Columbus' Old City Cemetery
Date of earliest burial is not known; oldest headstone, 1853. Site (7a.) was deeded to the city in 1870 as an existent graveyard.
Burials here included Benjamin Beason, one of Austin's "Old 300" colonists; W.B. DeWees, also in "Old 300", founder of Columbus; 1830s historian Dilue Rose and husband, Sheriff Ira Harris; Gen. Augustus Jones, War of 1812 and Texas War for Independence veteran; Dr. John G. Logue, known as founder of the first drugstore in Texas, 1845; the Rev. Jacob Scherer, founder, in 1857, of Colorado College; many Confederate soldiers; and victims of 1873 Yellow Fever epidemic.
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 985.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 29° 42.339′ N, 96° 33.136′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street (U.S. 90) and Veterans Drive, on the left when traveling west on Walnut Street. The marker is located at Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Walnut 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. Walk of Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Legion Memorial (about 300 feet away); Columbus Oak (about 400 feet away); Exum Philip Whitfield (about 500 feet away); The Rev. Jacob Scherer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carriage Step on Prairie Street (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Camp of Gen. Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma (approx. half a mile away); Robson's Castle and Columbus, Texas, Meat and Ice Company (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.