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Leonard Spring Columbus' Original Source of Water - HCC - Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 29.150 W 084° 57.762
16S E 691429 N 3596117
Quick Description: Leonard Spring Columbus' Original Source of Water historical marker located opposite 2001 Country Club Road, Columbus (E of Cherokee Ave), Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2010 12:34:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM8047
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:

Leonard Spring Columbus' Original Source of Water


In 1839 citizens first called for the development of a water works system. On this site is located the original source of water for drinking and general household use for Columbus. Beginning in 1844, Leonard Spring, with a discharge of 200,000 gallons a day, provided water to the City through a series of wooden pipes. Water was piped to Broad Street by way of Randolph Street, now known as 12th Street. In the 1880´s city water was obtained from Lee County, Alabama. The present water plant on River Road was built in 1916. Since 1844, an ample supply of water has been one of Columbus´ greatest assets and a vital fuel for its growth.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Columbus Water Works 1989

Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 1989

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Columbus Water Works

Marker #: Not listed

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