Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Baldwin Locomotive No. 601
Erected 1987 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 29.991′ N, 88° 24.725′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue North west of 19th Street North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mississippi State College for Women (approx. 0.6 miles away); Military Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Walter "Red" Barber (approx. 0.7 miles away); James T. Harrison Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joshua Lawrence Meador (approx. 0.7 miles away); Demonstration School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Church of the Annunciation (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Columbus (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . Columbus and Greenville Railway Information (Submitted on June 21, 2008.)
1. The Columbus and Greenville Railway Company
The original Columbus and Greenville Railway company ran passenger trains between Columbus and Greenville, Mississippi. The May 1944 Official Guide of the Railways shows a named train, The Deltan, with air-conditioned coaches, running daily between Greenville and Columbus. The train left Greenville at 6:15 AM and arrived Columbus at 11:55 AM. The return trip left Columbus at 1:05 PM arriving Greenville at 7:15 PM after a 30 minute stop in Winona at 3:50 PM. A mixed train (passenger and freight) ran Columbus–Greenville in the morning and Greenville–Columbus in the afternoon. The timetable mileage between Columbus and Greenville was 168 miles.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,907 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 21, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.