Historic Markers Across Georgia

Early Residences

Marker ID:  
Location: 9th Street facing Broadway, Columbus, GA.
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.772    W 084° 59.593
  32.46286666    -84.99321666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNJKG
Early Residences Marker
Photo by David Seibert


On this block stood the residences of families who contributed to the early development of the city. These included the house built prior to 1840 by William Waters Garrard, planner, adjacent to his cotton warehouse at the north end of the block; the home of Lemuel Tyler Downing, attorney, who transplanted the elm trees on Broad Street from his Connecticut home; and the home of Joseph L. Morton, partner in the firm of Barringer and Morton who built many of the early structures in Columbus. On the east side of Broad lived John Peabody, James Rankin and John McGough.