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Organized in 1832 by Thomas Blewett, with Rev. A.S. Bayley serving as the first pastor (1832-1834), this church has erected two sanctuaries. The first was built here in 1838, and the second, this Gothic Revival-style structure designed by Reuben H…
Joshua Lawrence Meador was born in 1911 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and moved here at age seven. Meador worked for Walt Disney Productions from 1936 to 1965 as head of the effects department. His film credits include Snow White, Fantasia, Bambi, Pi…
Opened 1820's. Ran from Jackson Military Road to Natchez Trace by way of Louisville, Doak's Stand & Choctaw Agency. For years it was only direct route from Columbus to Jackson.
The Black Prairies of eastern Mississippi have produced a number of notable blues musicians, including Howlin' Wolf, Bukka White, and Big Joe Williams. Activity in Columbus, the largest city in the region, centered around areas such as this block …
Henry Armstrong, born Henry Jackson in this area in 1912, began his professional boxing career in 1931. Armstrong became the only boxer to hold world titles simultaneously in three weight divisions. He was named boxer of the year in 1937 and 1938 …
Friends of Libraries U.S.A.Literary Landmarks Register The Tennessee WilliamsVisitors Center Author, playwright, and poetThomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams(1911-1983),was born in Columbus, Mississippi.In tribute to his life and writings, thi…
Eminent lawyer and editor. U.S. Congressman 1852-1861. Miss. Quartermaster-General 1861. Commanding General of famous Mississippi Brigade. Killed at Gettysburg. Here is site of plantation home.
W. 5 mi. Built 1852 by Col. Geo. Young, who used own plant for gas lighting. In Civil War housed refugee girls from Memphis and New Orleans. Site of organization of National Fox Hunters Association.
A native of Columbus, Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (1908-1992) as a boy lived on North 4th Avenue. He began a storied career in radio broadcasting in 1934 after receiving a job offer from the Cincinnati Reds. Barber was the voice of the Cincinnati R…
Parish organized Jan. 1, 1837. First church consecrated 1838. Present church begun 1854, consecrated Nov. 15, 1860, by the Rt. Rev. William Mercer Green, first Episcopal Bishop of Miss.