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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Columbus

 
 
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By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 17, 2007
1. Columbus Marker
Inscription.  Originally, 1817-21, known as Possum Town. Became one of richest cities in old Black Prairie cotton belt. Home of state's first free school and M.S.C.W.
 
Erected 1949 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 29.66′ N, 88° 25.953′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 182) near Old Highway 82W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robinson Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tennessee Williams Visitors Center (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Home of Tennessee Williams (about 700 feet away); Confederate Decoration Day (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Main and 5th Street, Columbus, MS image. Click for full size.
August 30, 2007
2. Main and 5th Street, Columbus, MS
The Lowndes County Court House tower can be seen in the background.
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Columbus Mississippi Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional keywords. Mississippi State College for Woman Mississippi University for Women Franklin Academy
 
Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
3. Columbus Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   2. submitted on June 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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