have done a great job of preserving the history of Columbus TX.
This is the third Court House that was built for Colorado County
I always research the history of an area before we go. . .however,
I don’t want to read a history lesson in a blog, so I will just post a few pics
that we found of interest, and when you get to Columbus,
maybe you will have an idea of what you would like to see.
The copper cupola with the Seth Thomas Clock is gorgeous. . .
and inside the Court House on the first floor
you can see the mechanisms that run the clock
on the second floor of the Court House,
inside the District Court Room
you can see the beautiful stained glass lined cupola.
It is definitely worth seeing. . .
Businesses lining the Court House Square always intrigue me. . .
and Columbus is no different than most. . .
an assortment of cafés, the local barber shop, a lawyer’s office, etc. . .
Once upon a time, families lived in the upper quarters,
and ran the family business below. . .
This town was founded during the time of Texas’ Independence. . .
and being located smack dab between San Antonio,
where the Alamo fell, and San Jacinto,
where Santa Ana surrendered. . .
plus being located on a major waterway, the Colorado River,
put Columbus square in the center of it all.
Can you imagine the stories these buildings could tell?
This water tower,
now the Confederate Women’s Museum,
also located in the
Colorado County Court House Square
is also an interesting story.
When the city no longer had a use for the water tower,
they attempted to use dynamite to destroy it. . .
as you can see. . .that did not work!
This is only a smidgeon of the over 80 historical sites
located in Columbus, TX. . .
Be sure to check out the Visitor’s Center
located across from the Court House.
Pick up a talking houses brochure,
and do the audio tour designed to be
listened to on the AM channel of your car stereo. . .
Also be sure to check out the historical City Cemetery. . .
renowned for it’s ghost stories
and of course,
in the State of Texas
is located in Columbus
Here are a few more links to interesting sites and fact about Columbus TX
Janice and Dave