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

Confederate Memorial Museum

 
 
Confederate Memorial Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. Confederate Memorial Museum Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1883 by town of Columbus, using over 400,000 handmade bricks. Has 32-inch walls. Served as water tower and fire house until 1912. Since 1926 owned by Shropshire-Upton Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 1028.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 29° 42.332′ N, 96° 32.423′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Memorial is at the intersection of Milam Street (State Highway 52) and Spring Street, on the right when traveling north on Milam Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Old Stafford Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rangers of Austin's Colony (within shouting distance of this marker); Stafford-Miller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tumlinson Family
Confederate Memorial Museum Plaque Above Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. Confederate Memorial Museum Plaque Above Entrance
(within shouting distance of this marker); Colorado County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ehrenwerth-Ramsey-Untermeyer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Colorado County (within shouting distance of this marker); 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Brief article from "Texas Independence Trail". (Submitted on September 3, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Confederate Memorial Museum image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
3. Confederate Memorial Museum
Confederate Memorial Museum image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
4. Confederate Memorial Museum
Colorado County Courthouse in Background
Colorado County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
5. Colorado County Courthouse
The Confederate Museum is on the lot with the Colorado County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   5. submitted on September 4, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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