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Columbus Board of Commissioners Minutes (SMC 26)

Organizational Note

This collection details the establishment of the city of Columbus, Georgia in 1828 and its early development. General Elias Beall was appointed commissioner for the purpose of laying out a town at Coweta Falls in Muscogee County and “of disposing of the same”.

Scope and Content

These transcribed minutes record the appointment of men to various positions, from chain carriers for the surveyors to town councilmen. This council set rules for who paid tolls to cross the bridge to Alabama, how close to the river trees could be cut and how the sale of land to private individuals and to businesses would be conducted, among many other rules and regulations. These transcripts were created in 1940, probably as a WPA project.

1828, 1832-1837 1 folder (.1 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Columbus Board of Commissioners Minutes must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Columbus Board of Commissioners Minutes (SMC 26)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Purchased from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscripts Library at the University of Georgia in 1988.

Folder List

Folder 1 – Minutes. 266 typescript pages. January-July, 1832, 1832-1837