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Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

1890 Cornerstone Ceremony

 
 
1890 Cornerstone Ceremony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony Marker
Inscription.  
The building of the Colorado County Courthouse began with a public celebration on July 7, 1890. About 3,000 people attended a barbecue in a grove north of town. They later marched to the Courthouse Square in a procession led by a local marching band. Members of Caledonia Lodge No. 68, A.F.&A.M. laid the cornerstone with Masonic ceremonies. Following the ceremony the crowd gathered together for a return procession to the grove. Later that evening a grand ball was held at the Stafford Opera House. The new Courthouse was completed in February 1891.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 29° 42.362′ N, 96° 32.38′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Travis Street and Walnut Street (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling south on Travis Street. The marker is on the northeast corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
1890 Cornerstone Ceremony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony Marker
walking distance of this marker. District Court Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); William Menefee (within shouting distance of this marker); Colorado County (within shouting distance of this marker); Tumlinson Family (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rangers of Austin's Colony (within shouting distance of this marker); Colorado County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Site of Doctor Logue's Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Stafford-Miller House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
The Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
3. The Cornerstone
Colorado County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
4. Colorado County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   4. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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