Introduction to Columbus, Indiana
The area which is now known as Columbus was bought by Luke Bonesteel and General John Tipton in 1820. It was named Tiptonia in honor of the general. The present name of Columbus was given to the city in March of 1821. It was incorporated as a city in June 1864. The first railroad crossed through Columbus in 1844, helping the community grow rapidly.
Columbus and nearby Attractions
- Crump Theatre
- First Baptist Church
- North Christian Church
- Large Arch
- Mill Race Park
- Brown County State Park
Things To Do In Columbus
Columbus is famous for its art and architecture. There are many public buildings in the city which are noted for their architectural brilliance. Quite a few of them have also been named on the National Historic Landmarks list. The city also has an orchestra called the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra. Its performances have been broadcast across the country several times.
International and domestic flights are available at the Indianapolis International Airport
Columbus Higher Education
Ivy Tech State College and the Indiana Business College are local higher educational institutions.