HISTORY IN COLUMBUS

Learn about Columbus' important role in Texas history.

The rich history of Columbus is definitively Texan. From its early days as the site of Montezuma’s village to serving as the base campsite to General Sam Houston and his troops along the banks of the Colorado River during the Texas Revolution to the days of shootouts in the streets and the rise and fall of cattle drives and cotton, Columbus played an important role shaping in Texas’ rugged history.

Keeping our heritage alive plays an important role in our way of life. We are proud of our roots and the fact so many of our historical buildings and homes are still around today, open to the public for tours. Columbus also has a large number of historical markers in and around town. There’s history seeping from every corner of this small town. Come and see for yourself! Be sure to bring your camera and comfy shoes.

HISTORICAL MARKERS IN COLUMBUS

  • Ben Marshall Baker House | 722 Jackson Street
  • Benjamin Beason’s Crossing on the Colorado River | Beason’s Park
  • Blue Star Memorial Highway | Courthouse Square
  • Brick Store House | 1038 Milam Street
  • Brunson Building | 1014 Milam Street
  • Caledonia Lodge No. 68 | 1220 Milam Street
  • City of Columbus | Corner of Spring and Bowie Streets
  • Colonel Joseph Worthington Elliott Wallace | Co­lumbus Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery
  • Colorado County Courthouse | Courthouse Square
  • Columbus Church of Christ | 815 Milam Street
  • Columbus Oak | Travis Street, East of Courthouse
  • Columbus Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery | 1500 Monte­zuma Street
  • Columbus State Bank | Corner of Walnut and Milam Streets
  • Columbus Waterworks | East End of Spring Street
  • Columbus’ Old City Cemetery | 1300 block of Walnut Street
  • Courthouse Square Fountain Restoration | Court­house Square
  • Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris House | 602 Washington Street
  • District Court Tree | Travis Street, East of Courthouse
  • Early Site of Dr. Logue’s Drugstore | Corner of Travis and Spring Streets
  • Ehrenwerth-Ramsey-Untermeyer Building | 1120 Milam Street
  • Exum Philip Whitefield | Old City Cemetery
  • First United Methodist Church of Columbus | 1229 Milam Street
  • Frederick Zimmerscheidt | .5 Miles NW on State Highway 71
  • George W. Smith | 600 Preston Street
  • Hahn House | 903 Front Street
  • Hancock-Heller Home | 934 Milam Street
  • Harrison-Hastedt House | 236 Preston
  • Hebrew Benevolence Society Cemetery | Corner of Cardinal Lane and Montezuma Streets
  • Home of Texas Attorney General George McCor­mick | 736 Travis Street
  • Home of William Christian Papenberg | 900 Bowie Street
  • Home Site of Fannie Baker Darden | 726 Walnut Street
  • Hunt-Cassell House | 904 Travis Street
  • The Isgrig House | 436 Smith Street
  • Jesse H. Johnson | 1700 Milam Street
  • Joseph V. Frnka | 1035 Front Street
  • Keith-Traylor House | 806 Live Oak Street
  • Maigne-Walther House | 904 Live Oak Street
  • The Montgomery House | 1419 Milam Street
  • Old General Store | 936 Milam Street
  • Old Stafford Opera House | 425 Spring Street
  • Site of Railway Hospital | Corner of Spring and Live Oaks Streets
  • The Rev. Jacob Sherer | St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Highway 90 West
  • Robert Henry Harrison, M.D. | 302 Preston Street
  • Rosenfield Building | 1004 Milam Street
  • Simpson-Williamson House | 630 Milam Street
  • Site of the Camp | Corner of Milentz and U.S. 90
  • John’s Episcopal Church | 915 Travis
  • Stafford-Miller House | 423 Spring Street
  • Tait Town House | 536 Wallace Street
  • Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon Home | 616 Walnut Street
  • Toliver-Cone House | 436 Dewees Street
  • Townsend-West House | 634 Spring Street
  • Tumlinson Family | Colorado County Courthouse
  • War Memorial Museum | Corner of Milam and Spring Streets
  • William B. Dewees | Corner of Washington and Bowie Streets
  • William Menefee | Colorado County Courthouse
  • William Shelby Delany | 420 Bonham Street
  • Youens-Hopkins House | 617 Milam Street

EAT

EAT

Hungry? Good... we’ve gotcha covered.

SHOP

SHOP

Columbus has many specialty shops and antique stores.

STAY

STAY

Rest your head and heels in comfort and style.

FUN

FUN

There's so much to see and do while you’re here.

Events Calendar

EVENTS CALENDAR

There’s always something going on in Columbus.