Columbus, Georgia

Columbus is located in the central western border of Georgia and is the second largest city in the U.S. State of Georgia. The Fountain City. Columbus is known for its Southern hospitality and unique attractions with many museums and other tourism attractions. Columbus is also known for being the site of the last battle of the Civil War. The city has been ranked number 4 in the 100 Best U.S. Cities to live by Best Life Magazine.

To See And To Do In Columbus

  • Coca-Cola Space Science Museum
  • Columbus Museum
  • Horse and carriage city sightseeing
  • National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
  • National Infantry Museum
  • Springer Opera House Museum
  • Columbus Park Crossing
  • Peachtree Mall
  • Standing Boy Creek State Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Columbus Historic District

History Of Columbus - Timeline

Columbus was founded in 1828 and the river powered gristmills and sawmills. In 1835, the original "The Church of the Holy Family" was built. In 1836. the town served as the command post for military operations against the Creek Indians. In 1838, a textile mill was built. In 1839, the Mott House was built. In 1844, the Riverfront Industrial District was built. In 1850, nearly 6,000 people lived in the city. In 1853, Columbus Ironworks was built.

The city's importance increased in the 1850s with the arrival of the railroad. The Chattahoochee's waterpower made Columbus a manufacturing center. During the Civil War, the industries of Columbus supplied the Confederate army with textiles, ironworks, and swords.

The Battle of Columbus, April 16, 1865, is widely regarded to be the last battle of the American Civil War. In 1871, the Springer Opera House was built. In 1877, the Catholic Church "The Church of the Holy Family" was built. In 1881, the Garrett-Bullock House was built by Confederate Colonel Joseph S. Garrett.

In 1900, 17,600 people lived in the city. Columbus was one of the most important industrial centers of the south in the early 1900s. In 1913, a fire destroyed 6 blocks of downtown. In 1919, Ernest Woodruff, a Columbus native, purchased Coca-Cola from the Candler family for $25 million.

In 1933, the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse were built. In 1953, the Columbus Museum was founded. In 1975, the Aflac Building was completed and the Peachtree Mall opened. In 1996, the Columbus Civic Center opened. In 2003, office building "Synovus Centre" was built. In 2009, the National Infantry Museum was established.