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Friday, February 17, 2012

Full Time RV Travel–Columbus TX–Lots of History and Beauty

The Heritage Society and the Historical Society

have done a great job of preserving the history of Columbus TX.

 

Colorado County Court House - Columbus TX

This is the third Court House that was built for Colorado County

Colorado County Court House - Columbus TX

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.

Copper Cupola Colorado County Court House - Columbus Tx - Seth Thomas Court House Clock

The copper cupola with the Seth Thomas Clock is gorgeous. . .

Seth Thomas Clock Workings located on the first floor of the Colorado County Court House - Columbus TX

and inside the Court House on the first floor

you can see the mechanisms that run the clock

Stained Glass lining the Cupola - located inside the District Court Room on the Second Floor of the Colorado County Court House - Columbus TX

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. . .

Court House Square - Columbus TX

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?

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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. . .

City Cemetary Columbus TX

Also be sure to check out the historical City Cemetery. . .

renowned for it’s ghost stories

Oak Tree - Second largest oak tree in Texas

and of course,

the second largest oak tree

in the State of Texas

is located in Columbus

Here are a few more links to interesting sites and fact about Columbus TX

List of Museums in Columbus TX

Info on Audio Driving Tour for Columbus TX

More Pics of Columbus Courthouse

Enjoy,

Janice and Dave