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Oglethorpe House GHM 106-4
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 32° 28.125 W 084° 59.503
16S E 688738 N 3594171
Quick Description: Located at 12th St and 1st Ave in Columbus.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2015 9:14:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMPW1E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 2

Long Description:
On this corner stood the Oglethorpe House, widely known ante-bellum hotel. Built in 1836, the old building was the scene of gala receptions, honoring famous visitors to Columbus. Among these were two Presidents, James K. Polk and Millard Fillmore, and the statesman, Henry Clay.

Gen. Winfield Scott used the partially completed structure as his headquarters when, in 1836, he commanded the U.S. troops sent to this region to quell an Indian uprising which threatened Columbus and other West Georgia settlements.
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: 106-4

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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