Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Columbus Iron Works
produced steam engines for the
Confederate Navy before being burned
by Federal troops in April of 1865.
Functioning again by September of
the same year, the firm manufactured
cast and wrought iron goods for
homes, farms, mills, and riverboats.
The plant burned again in 1902, and
the company built the structure
which still stands on the bluff
above the river.
Location. 32° 27.725′ N, 84° 59.801′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from Bay Avenue south of West 9th Street. Touch for map. Located on the Chattahoochee Riverwalk behind the Columbus Convention & Trade Center (former location of the Columbus Iron Works). Marker is at or near this postal address: Bay Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Commerce (here, next to this marker); The Chattahoochee River (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Iron Works (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbus Steamboat Wharf Empire Mills (about 700 feet away); Garrett and Sons / Cargill-Wright Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lummus Cotton Gins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederates Set Fire To Lower Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . History of the Columbus Iron Works. (Submitted on February 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.