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

Victory Drive

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
1. Victory Drive Marker
Inscription. On August 15, 1945, celebrating the surrender of Japan which ended World War II, the Muscogee County Commission unanimously voted to rename the boulevard extending from Columbus to Fort Benning as Victory Drive. Commissioner L.R. Aldridge stated, “No time could be more appropriate than the day following the night when we know victory is ours.” Ft. Benning Commanding General William H. Hobson responded to the gesture: “We believe that so designating the highway as ‘Victory Drive’ will be long-lived testimonial to the men and women of Georgia, and the men and women who have trained at Fort Benning during World War II, for their contributions to Victory.”
 
Erected 2008 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Victory Coalition.
 
Location. 32° 25.117′ N, 84° 56.7′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Victory Drive (U.S. 27) and Marathon Drive, on the right when traveling south on Victory Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3662 Victory Drive, Columbus GA 31903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Torch Hill" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Specialist Ross A. McGinnis
Victory Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. Victory Drive Marker
Looking northwest on Victory Drive, toward downtown Columbus
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Radcliff School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Confederate Siege Gun (approx. 2.8 miles away); Moses Dallas: Confederate Naval Pilot/American Slave (approx. 2.9 miles away); Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Historic Riverdale Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Circus Train Wreck Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. GovernmentMilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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