Columbus Georgia Online contributing writers write their version of our history, as they learned it or witnessed the event, in and around Columbus, Georgia.


Outhouses the Porto-Potties of the Past

December 11, 2012 Sandra W. Doolittle 0

When I tried to tell Delaney the two seaters were one for an adult and one for a small child so they wouldn’t fall in….as she listened, I could tell I was digging myself deeper and deeper. I found out later the moon and sun on each of the doors of the outhouses were for men and women since some of our ancestors couldn’t read and this helped them which door to go in. [continue reading]


Founding Girard Alabama part 1

December 2, 2012 Sandra W. Doolittle 0

Warm Springs road used to be an Indian Trail and the Old Alabama Road would twist and turn down from Ellerslie into Columbus , near where Warm Springs Rd is now. I would like to think that the Old Alabama Road bought some of my ancestors down from North and South Carolina. [continue reading]

Girard Alabama

My View of Girard Alabama part 2

December 2, 2012 Sandra W. Doolittle 0

Stories go that the City was originally named for the Eagle & Phenix Mill located in Columbus, GA. Tradition says that the “O” was dropped from the word phoenix as a way of distinguishing themselves from Phoenix, Arizona. Our spelling may be slightly different, but legendary phoenix bird is the same. [continue reading]

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