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African-American Heritage Tour

Experience a unique and integral part of Columbus’ charm and heritage by exploring the town’s African-American historical sites. One such place is Catfish Alley, a central meeting and business district for the African-American community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This area, named for the local catch once fried and sold along this street, sits in the heart of beautiful downtown Columbus.

Check out this great article from Mississippi Hills dating back to 19th century African American history and culture, labeled a time “striving and thriving in Columbus.”

 

Catfish Alley

100-198 S 5th St Columbus, MS (Directions)

Concord CME Church (c. 1867)

1213 Concord Road, Columbus, MS, USA (Directions)
Call: (662) 328-3356

Dr. Theodoric V. James Home

1104 5th Avenue North Columbus, MS (Directions)

Horace King Bridge Site

4th Avenue South and 1st Street South Columbus, MS (Directions)

Missionary Union Baptist Church (c. 1833)

1207 5th Avenue North Columbus, MS (Directions)
Call: (662) 327-5408

Penny-Savings Bank

100-198 N 5th St Columbus, MS (Directions)

Queen City Hotel Site

1501 N 7th Ave Columbus, MS (Directions)

R.E. Hunt Museum & Cultural Center

924 20th Street North Columbus, MS (Directions)
Call: (662) 328-8722

Robert Walker Home Site

7th Avenue and 14th Street North Columbus, MS (Directions)

Sandfield Cemetery

100-198 S 25th St Columbus, MS (Directions)

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (c. 1821)

110 2nd Ave N Columbus, MS (Directions)
Call: (662) 327-9575

The Haven (c. 1843)

315 2nd Avenue North Columbus, MS (Directions)
Call: (662) 328-0222

Union Academy

1425 10th Avenue North, Columbus, MS, USA (Directions)
Call: (662) 328-0222

W.I. Mitchell Home Site

7th Avenue and 16th Street North Columbus, MS (Directions)

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