On Cane Valley Road south of Cane Valley School Road, on the right when traveling north.
After engaging Union forces in Columbia the afternoon of July 3, Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s command continued north on the Columbia-Lebanon Pike. Just beyond the town, they passed Union Camp Gilbert, formerly named Camp Boyle, now abandoned - the site . . . — — Map (db m170574) HM
On Public Square at Jamestown Road (Kentucky Route 80), on the left when traveling north on Public Square.
On June 28, 1802, court ordered permanent seat of justice on the public square. First courthouse built in 1806. Present structure was designed by McDonald Bros., Louisville, and built by Wm. H. Hudson and Columbus Stone in 1887. A unique . . . — — Map (db m83384) HM
On Public Square at Campbellsville Street (Kentucky Route 55), on the left when traveling east on Public Square.
A foremost champion of the Union, a staunch friend of the stricken South, defender of constitutional freedom. Born Columbia 1817, died 1895 and buried in city cemetery. Veteran Mexican War, leader famed First Kentucky Union Cavalry, hero of many . . . — — Map (db m83387) HM
On Burkesville Street (Kentucky Route 80) at Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Burkesville Street.
Active Presbyterian congregations formed early in the county’s settlement: 1803 on Col. Casey’s farm & 1827 in Columbia. Church was built in 1857 and has had continuous services ever since. County and city congregations merged in 1912. . . . — — Map (db m170507) HM
On Public Square at Burkesville Street (Kentucky Route 80), on the right when traveling south on Public Square.
General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry, returning from second Kentucky raid, passed here on way back to Tennessee, Jan. 1, 1863. On raid, Union's rail supply line wrecked and $2,000,000 property destroyed. July 3, 1863, Morgan here again drove out . . . — — Map (db m83391) HM
On Greensburg Street (Kentucky Route 439) at Public Square, on the left when traveling south on Greensburg Street. Reported missing.
For Gen. John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24. Born, 1757, in South Carolina, came to Ky., 1788. Member of Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1792. Served in Ky. House of Representatives, 1793-95, 1798, 1800-03, 1817. US Senator, 1805-06, . . . — — Map (db m139816) HM
On Jamestown Road (Kentucky Route 80) at Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Jamestown Road.
A founder of Columbia, Trabue built original house (SW corner of this structure) ca. 1823. He served as trustee, sheriff, and justice of peace; operated grist mill, inn and retail store. Here Trabue wrote memoirs, 1827, of pioneer era, which . . . — — Map (db m83406) HM
On Campbellsville Street (Kentucky Route 55) at Lindsey Wilson Street, on the left when traveling north on Campbellsville Street.
Frank Lane Wolford (1817 - 1895). Adair County native, organized 1st Kentucky Cavalry (US) in 1861. His men knew little about the drill and discipline but had the utmost confidence in Wolford and he in them. The soldiers supplied their own horses . . . — — Map (db m170508) HM
On East Guardian Street, on the right when traveling south.
Male and Female High School Site
The Columbia College Joint Stock Company formed in 1853 to build the M&F School. It was conveyed to trustees appointed by Transylvania Presbytery and opened in 1855. The building was a Union Camp during . . . — — Map (db m170509) HM
On Burkesville Street (Kentucky Route 80) at Hudson Street, on the left when traveling north on Burkesville Street.
John Hunt Morgan entered Kentucky July 2 with about 2,500 men who swam the rain swollen Cumberland River - many naked, not to be encumbered with soggy clothes. The rebel yell of the on-coming nude men took the Union scouts by surprise.
Columbia . . . — — Map (db m170510) HM