Columbus, Texas: Confederate Museum in a Water Tower

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UDC Confederate Memorial Museum

Address:
Milam St., Columbus, TX
Directions:
UDC Confederate Memorial Museum. Downtown, on the northeast corner of Spring St. and Milam St./Hwy 52. One block south of US Hwy 90.
Hours:
M, Th, F 10 am - 2 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
979-732-5135
Admission:
Free, donation jar.
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Confederate Museum in a Water Tower
Built in 1883 with 400,000 bricks. When the city tried and failed to blow up the water tower with dynamite, it was given to the United Daughters of the Confederacy for its museum. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/15/2012]

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Confederate Museum in a Water Tower

According to Columbus Chamber of Commerce, it was built in 1883 as a water tower and stored the horse-drawn fire engine until 1912. In 1962, it was converted to a museum and is dedicated to Colorado County veterans of all wars. The tower sits on the SW corner of the courthouse square in Columbus. The courthouse is also very impressive to look at.

[R Salter, 08/02/2015]

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