1890 Cornerstone Ceremony

1890 Cornerstone Ceremony (HM1GF6)

Location: Columbus, TX 78934 Colorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.362', W 96° 32.38'

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The building of the Colorado County Courthouse began with a public celebration on July 7, 1890. About 3,000 people attended a barbecue in a grove north of town. They later marched to the Courthouse Square in a procession led by a local marching band. Members of Caledonia Lodge No. 68, A.F.&A.M. laid the cornerstone with Masonic ceremonies. Following the ceremony the crowd gathered together for a return procession to the grove. Later that evening a grand ball was held at the Stafford Opera House. The new Courthouse was completed in February 1891.
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HM NumberHM1GF6
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Marker Number26
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 738027 N 3288745
Decimal Degrees29.70603333, -96.53966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.362', W 96° 32.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 21.72" N, 96° 32' 22.8" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1198 Travis St, Columbus TX 78934, US
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