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Columbia, Alabama Historical Markers

 
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By Mark Hilton, May 1, 2014
Columbia Baptist Church Marker
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Columbia Baptist Church
Side 1 This church was constituted in 1835 following the withdrawal of six people from Omussee Baptist Church in a dispute over the role of missions. The first pastor Edmund Talbot, who served the Church until 1853, donated that land and . . . — Map (db m73361) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Columbia Cemetery Houston County
Front The Columbia Cemetery was started in the 1830s on land given by Rev. Edmund Talbot. It postdates the abandoned Omussee Creek Church Cemetery located a mile SW of here. A "public Meeting house," which served as the Columbia . . . — Map (db m115031) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Columbia Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Side 1 History suggests that, in the early 1820's, circuit riding preachers from the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church arrived in the newly settled town of Columbia. Assigned to the Early County Mission in . . . — Map (db m73363) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Columbia, Alabama
Founded in 1820, Columbia was originally located about a mile south, near where the Omussee Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River. It served as the county seat of Henry County from 1826 to 1833. Bordering the State of Georgia and the . . . — Map (db m73364) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Old Columbia Jail / Columbia
(side 1) Old Columbia Jail Erected sometime in the early 1860's, the Old Columbia Jail is today one of the last wooden jails still standing in Alabama. Originally, there were two cells, each measuring 10 x 15 feet. Interior . . . — Map (db m73368) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Omussee Creek Mound and Mississippian Period Societies Creek Heritage Trail
Near where you stand lies Omussee Creek Mound, the southernmost platform mound along the Chattahoochee River, occupied approximately 1300 to 1550 A.D. as part of an important Native American settlement. This region of southeastern Alabama and . . . — Map (db m115032) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Omussee Creek Mound and the Ancestors of the Creeks Creek Heritage Trail
We do not know the exact date that residents of the community of which Omussee Creek Mound was a part abandoned the mound, but by around 1550 it was definitely in decline. Many believe this may have been part of a broader, regional depopulation due . . . — Map (db m115034) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Purcell - Killingsworth House
This house, also known as Travelers Rest, was completed in 1890 by William Henry Purcell (1845-1910) a prominent Columbia businessman and politician. Purcell had many business interests including a steamboat landing on the Chattahoochee River. This . . . — Map (db m73370) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — The Chacato People Creek Heritage Trail
The original builders of the Omussee Creek mound had abandoned the site by around 1550, but the area continued to be occupied by Native American groups well into the early nineteenth century. As early as the 1630s, Spanish missionaries from . . . — Map (db m115037) HM

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