Historic Markers Across Georgia

Fit For Man And Beast

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: in the median of Broadway at 10th Street in Columbus, Georgia.
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.899    W 084° 59.593
  32.464983    -84.993217
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4TGG
Fit For Man And Beast Marker  


This watering fountain at Broadway and 10th Street represents the last one of several located in each block down Broadway. It is Columbus´ oldest public fountain, dating back to the earliest days of the city. Called the Man and Beast fountain, it contains three watering bowls, one at street level for dogs, a large one in the middle for horses, and a medium-sized one near the top for people. Although we no longer go to the public fountains to collect drinking water, fountains offer our community an identity and sense of history in our public spaces.

Erected By - Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. - Historic Chattahoochee Commission - 2008


Fit For Man And Beast