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Columbus, Indiana: Limestone Pillars - Veterans Memorial

40-foot-tall columns of limestone, tightly grouped to explore and read snippets of commendations and personal notes. Dramatic yet intimate memorial to the county's war dead.

119 Washington Ave., Columbus, IN
East of I-65, exit onto Hwy 46 into town. Easily visible on your left between 2nd and 3rd Sts before Washington St.
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I stopped by while passing through to see this (after being curious from the RA website) and wish I had more time to stay and read the inscriptions on the interior. An impressive sight, and the old courthouse that it fronts is appealing as well.

[Todd S., 09/13/2022]

Veterans' Memorial.

Limestone Pillars - Veterans Memorial

Somber place -- but reading some of the inscriptions is heartwarming.

[Stephen Francia, 06/08/2021]

Veterans Memorial in Columbus, Indiana.

Limestone Pillars - Veterans Memorial

Columbus is a delightful town, well known for its architectural sites, gardens and art. We walked about the town and saw some of the "Seven Wonders of Columbus."

We went through the nearly vacant Commons Mall (nothing there but a small Sears store) and into the large commons area that contained some unusual limestone pillars. This is the Bartholomew County Veteran's Memorial, designed by Maryann Thompson Architects in 1997. It consists of 25 limestone pillars, each 40-feet tall. The names of 172 veterans from the county that lost their lives are engraved in the stones.

[Sumoflam, 10/17/2007]

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