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

The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 1990
1. The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers Marker
Inscription. The Columbus Enquirer and The Columbus Ledger have been published from this site since 1930. The Enquirer was founded in 1828 by Mirabeau Bounaparte Lamar, later the second president of the Republic of Texas. The Ledger was founded in 1886 by Edward T. Byington and his wife, Ella G. Byington. In 1893, The Ledger was purchased by Rinaldo William Page. The Page family purchased the Enquirer in 1930 and owned both newspapers until they were sold to Knight Newspapers, Inc., now Knight-Ridder Inc., in 1973. Both have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalismís highest award, The Enquirer in 1926 and The Ledger in 1955. The Mediterranean style building was completed in 1930 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
 
Erected 1986 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the R. W. Page Corporation.
 
Location. 32° 28.11′ N, 84° 59.652′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 12st Street 0 miles east of Front Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West 12th Street, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Columbus (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kirven's Department Store (about 400 feet away); Eagle & Phenix Mills (about 500 feet away); Oglethorpe House (about 800 feet away); First Black Public School (about 800 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Womenís Riot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional keywords. Newspapers
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCommunications
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 64 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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