Historic Markers Across Georgia

Prize-Winning Newspapers

Marker ID:  
Location: Front Avenue, Columbus, GA
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.476    W 084° 59.722
  32.45793333    -84.99536666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Prize-Winning Newspapers

Since the founding of Columbus in 1828, newspapers have played a vital role in the lives of area citizens. Both daily papers, "The Columbus Enquirer-Sun" (now "The Columbus Enquirer") and "The Columbus Ledger," are Pulitzer Prize-winning publications.This prize, considered the most coveted award that an American newspaper can receive, was given to the "Enquirer-Sun" in 1926 and to "The Ledger" in 1955.