Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
the north was the C.S.A. Naval Yard. The
facility which built the ironclad
Ram "Muscogee" and renovated the
gunboat "Chattachoochee." Sunk in the
river in 1865, these boats were
salvaged during the 1960s and are now
preserved in the James W. Woodruff, Jr.,
Confederate Naval Museum. The
Columbus Iron Works, which was
operated by the C.S.A. Navy, produced
boilers and steam engines which
powered these boats.
Location. 32° 27.401′ N, 84° 59.708′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from Front Avenue south of West 6th Street. Touch for map. Located between the railroad tracks and the Chattahoochee Riverwalk (below). Marker is at or near this postal address: Front Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Supply (here, next to this marker); Frontier Wars (here, next to this marker); Battle of Columbus (here, next to this marker); Horace King (1807 - 1887) (within shouting distance of Thomas Greene Bethune (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (within shouting distance of this marker); Soft Drinks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mass - Produced Ice Machines (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Regarding Confederate Boats. The Confederate Naval Museum is now located at 1002 Victory Drive and is known as the National Civil War Naval Museum. It houses both Union and Confederate ships and artifacts.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.