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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Columbus Steamboat Wharf

 
 
Columbus Steamboat Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
1. Columbus Steamboat Wharf Marker
Inscription. The Columbus Steamboat Wharf, about 700 ft. from here, was used as a river boat landing for 111 years. 210 steamers arrived from Jan. 26, 1828 when the first steamer, the "Fanny" docked at the wharf until Apr. 1, 1939 when the "George W. Miller" arrived. There were 240 steamboat landings in the 360 miles from Columbus to Apalachicola, port city on the Gulf of Mexico. The Confederate gunboat, "Jackson," mounting six heavy naval cannon, built near the Columbus Wharf, was burned there by invading Federal forces, April 17, 1865. Afire, she floated several miles down the river and sank, burned to the waterline.
 
Erected 1956 by the Georgia Historical Association. (Marker Number 106-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.811′ N, 84° 59.774′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Dillingham Street (County Road 28) and Bay Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Dillingham Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horace King (within shouting distance of this marker);
Looking towards marker & the bridge across the Chattahoochee River, into Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. Looking towards marker & the bridge across the Chattahoochee River, into Alabama.
Military Service Walk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); River Commerce (about 500 feet away); Columbus Iron Works (about 500 feet away); The Chattahoochee River (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Columbus Iron Works (about 700 feet away); Empire Mills (about 700 feet away); W. C. Bradley and Coca-Cola (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  American Civil War article about the CSS Jackson (aka CSS Muscogee). Includes photo of the ship as it was launched and after it was found again after being burned and left in the Chattahoochee River. The hull can now be viewed at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. (Submitted on February 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Remains of the CSS Jackson at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 27, 2017
3. Remains of the CSS Jackson at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia.
As the CSS Jackson was burned to the waterline, the timbers seen here are original. Note the 'outline' framework above the timbers that attempts to show the Jackson's original size and shape.
View of marker and Bay Avenue on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
4. View of marker and Bay Avenue on right.
<i>Railroad Bridge and Wharf, Columbus, Ga.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
5. Railroad Bridge and Wharf, Columbus, Ga.
Looking southwards down the Chattahoochee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on February 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on February 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on February 6, 2018.
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