Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia
Numbered among the many prominent Georgians who have been members of Columbian Lodge: Col. James W. Fannin, Master in 1829, a martyr at Goliad in the War for Texas Independence; Mirabeau Bounaparte Lamar, editor, poet, soldier, statesman, hero of San Jacinto, and second President of the Texas Republic; Philip T. Schley, Grand Master of Georgia Masons 1836 through 1841 and again in 1843.
During its nearly 150 years of continuous existence as a vital influence for good, Columbian Lodge has furnished many outstanding citizens and brethren in the field of public and fraternal service.
Always steadfast in its adherence to the gentle philosophy of Freemasonry, Columbian Lodge No. 7 is the mother lodge of the Chattahoochee River Valley area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is October 9, 1861.
Location. 32° 28.061′ N, 84° 59.437′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue north of 11th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1127 2nd Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial Day (about 300 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Oglethorpe House (about 500 feet away); Kirven's Department Store (about 700 feet away); First Black Public School (about 800 feet away); City of Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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