The Historic Columbus Indiana website has been awarded the HometownUSA Community Website Award
Columbus Indiana Resources
The Historic Columbus Indiana Website
County Directory 1903–1904
Indiana: A Day In The Life...
Indiana: Downtown Pictures 1966
Indiana Fire Department History
Indiana Picture Collections
Indiana Historic Postcards
High School Yearbooks and Logs 1916–1970
Merchants Baseball Team
In, Columbus Indiana
Columbus Indiana Site Map
Discover Columbus, by Will Marsh
Columbus Indiana 1914–1915
to the 2003 History Of Bartholomew County, Indiana
Business Industry Magazine, February, 1965:
Special Salute To Columbus
Crump: Columbus Indiana Pioneer
to other Columbus Indiana-related sites
Historic Columbus Indiana Website
Columbus Indiana Watched on Television
Columbus Indiana has been online since March, 2002. The mission of this
site is to
a comprehensive look at Columbus Indiana history for educational
and entertainment purposes via the internet
that the history of Columbus Indiana is available to the general
public through this online library and museum
Historic Columbus Indiana strives to provide the best, all-encompassing
look at life in Columbus Indiana through its online resources. Columbus
High School yearbooks and logs, dating back to 1916, can be found here,
complete with graduating seniors and faculty photos. How we dressed, what
sports we participated in, and where we hung out, are only a few of the
images that capture life in Columbus Indiana throughout the generations.
The yearbooks also provide a wonderful means to help those interested in
genealogical research. Postcards as early as 1901 depict what
Columbus Indiana once looked like, and provides a pictorial history of the
changes the city has undergone.
A look at Columbus Indiana businesses from 1962 is highlighted, thanks to
the 1962 Columbus Indiana phone book. Columbus Indiana businesses in
1914-1915 also looks at the Columbus Indiana business community.
The Schwartzkopf Opera Hall, a history of the Crump Theatre, the Columbus
Drive In, and Cummins Bookstore history will possibly rekindle memories of
what Columbus Indiana used to be.
Columbus Indiana has witnessed its greatest changes in the last 33 years.
The Commons, Mill Race Park, the post office, Fair Oaks Mall, railroad
tracks which once ran through the city now rerouted, and a myriad of new
shopping centers and movie complexes, have changed the way we live, work,
and do business in the city. The downtown face has changed dramatically,
and many of the photos on this site stand as a historical record of those
The people of Columbus Indiana. That's really what this website is all
about. Whether you went to school here, built a building, sat around
wondering what to do, mowed your lawn, built a mighty railroad, or wrote
out a lovely song*: This is your life...
Historic Columbus Indiana is not associated or affiliated with the
Bartholomew County Historical Society. I rely solely upon your financial
support to keep this site growing.
you would like to write a historical piece for this website, you are
encouraged to submit your ideas.
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to bookmark this site...
Dave Sechrest, CyberCurator
Historic Columbus Indiana
from a song by Shawn Phillips from his first LP, Contribution: For RFK,
JFK, and MLK...