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

The Cedars

 
 
The Cedars Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
1. The Cedars Marker
Inscription. In 1836, John Banks and his wife, the former Sarah Watkins, both natives of Elbert Co., Ga., moved to Columbus, bought this property (then totaling 265 acres) in the fashionable suburb of Wynnton and began construction of this Greek Revival house. Already a successful lawyer and merchant, Banks became involved in banking and manufacturing, the operation of large plantations south of the city, and local philanthropy including the co-founding of the Wynnton School on his property. The Cedars, his family residence, boasts 18-inch thick exterior brick walls and interior faux graining and marbling. It has remained continuously in the Banks family.
 
Erected 1994 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Banks Descendants.
 
Location. 32° 28.33′ N, 84° 57.69′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street and Cedar Avenue, on the left when traveling east on 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2039 13th Street, Columbus GA 31906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wynnton School Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); He Helped Bring And Keep Fort Benning (approx.
The Cedars, Marker and House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
2. The Cedars, Marker and House
0.4 miles away); Carson McCullers (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Elms (approx. half a mile away); 1918 Diamond Jubilee 1993 Camp Benning / Fort Benning (approx. half a mile away); “Wildwood” (approx. mile away); Leonard Spring (approx. 0.9 miles away); Radcliff School (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,152 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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