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Columbus Iron Works

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Columbus Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. Columbus Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  Established 1853, was operated by the Confederate government as Naval Iron Works, making cannon, other war munitions, and two gun boats. This plant was credited with making the first breech-loading cannon.

At south end of Dillingham Street bridge, two blocks west of this marker, was built the world’s first ice factory operated by Columbus Ice Mfg. Co. Ice machines made at the Columbus Iron Works were used in this plant.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 32° 27.723′ N, 84° 59.696′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Front Avenue, 0 miles south of 9th Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is on the wall near the passenger drop off drive at the entrance to the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, the
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old Iron Works. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Front 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. Empire Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Lummus Cotton Gins (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Residences (about 400 feet away); Garrett and Sons / Cargill-Wright Company (about 400 feet away); The Chattahoochee River (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Columbus Iron Works (about 500 feet away); River Commerce (about 500 feet away); The Joseph House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally erected on a monopole near its present location.
 
Columbus Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Columbus Iron Works Marker
Columbus Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Columbus Iron Works Marker
Looking at the entrance to the Columbus Convention and Trade Center
Columbus Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. Columbus Iron Works Marker
The marker from the southbound lane of Front Avenue
Columbus Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
5. Columbus Iron Works Marker
Looking from the passenger drop off area of the Convention and Trade Center, with Front Avenue on the left
An additional view of the Columbus Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 27, 2017
6. An additional view of the Columbus Iron Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on February 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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