Welcome to the Columbus Community Page!
Columbus is a small community 40 minutes west of Katy, TX, situated on the Colorado River. The last census (2010) recorded the population at 3,655. With the growth of Houston/Katy west, Columbus has seen a definite growth and demand! With lower taxes than our cousins to the east, Columbus has had an increase in demand for homes, land and investment property.
Let me give you a little back history on the area. The first American settlers arrived in 1821 and by 1836, Beason’s Ferry Crossing was home to 25 families. During that time, Sam Houston and his men were camped on the Colorado River near Beason’s Crossing (located where Columbus is today) during the fight for Texas Independence. Had the stand been made at the river, things may just have turned out differently. Instead, the last stand was at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1837, Texas achieved her independence from Mexico and the European Americans established the town now known as Columbus.
Dr. James Wooten Jr. coined the motto of “Live Oaks and Live Folks,” which is fitting for a physician! An interesting note for bird lovers, with so many cardinals in this area, the ‘Columbus Cardinals’ were named by Dr. Wooten as the town mascot.(Beautiful Oak Trees at Beason’s Park, Image by Deanna Brabham, Broker/Owner)
Another interesting fact about Columbus are some of the notable people that lived in the area. Such as Tanya McQueen – television reality celeb of Extreme Makeover, Hal Smith – major league baseball catcher, James Truchard – entrepreneur, LaAdrian Waddle – NLF player, and the 3 TCU football stars that went on to pro football fame – Aaron Schobel (Buffalo Bills), Matt Schobel (Philadelphia Eagles) and Bo Schobel (Arizona Cardinals).
What is there to do in Columbus? There is lots of history here- so Columbus has her share of interesting museums, historical homes and buildings to check out. Confederate museum, Santa Clause museum, Stafford Opera House, Colorado County Courthouse (1890), Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris home, Abram Alley Cabin, and Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon house just to name a few!
(Columbus Courthouse, Image by Rod Andress – //fineartamerica.com/featured/columbus-texas-courthouse-rod-andress.html)
(Confederate Museum, Image by Deanna Brabham, Broker/Owner)
(Stafford Opera House, Image by Deanna Brabham, Broker/Owner)
Do you enjoy river tours? Then Howell Canoe Livery or Bob’s riverboat tours may be your cup of tea. Love to golf? Columbus has a public golf course and just north of town is The Falls Resort and Golf Club.
Spend time with family and friends at the park – Beason’s Park on the Colorado River and Mid-town Park. Enjoy fresh produce and products at the Colorado County Farmer’s Market!
(Beason’s Park, Image by Deanna Brabham, Broker/Owner)
Back in the early years, the area was privy to its own winery. As you may know, Texas is becoming well known for their vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms. So check out The Courtyard Wine Bar at the Live Oak Art Center with live music on the weekends. In Eagle Lake, visit the Vineyard II for music, wine tasting and beer. A tour to the Whistling Duck Winery and Vineyard may also be a fun place to visit! In La Grange – visit Rosemary’s Vineyard and Winery.
(The Courtyard Wine Bar, Image by The Courtyard Wine Bar – //www.courtyardwinebarcolumbustexas.com/)
(Live Oak Art Center, Image by Deanna Brabham, Broker/Owner)
Looking for a hotel or B&B? Columbus has all the options! From hotels: Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Columbus Inn, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, America’s Best Value Inn. If B&B’s are more to your taste, check out Blisswood B&B in Cat Spring, Magnolia Oaks B&B in Columbus, or KO Guest House. These really get booked up during the MS-150, Round Top Antique festival, and the Colorado County Fair.
Be sure to take a stroll thru the many shopping venues in Columbus! Sunshine Design, B’Dazzled Resale Shop, Kay Klauber Candies, Potter’s Western store, The Roost, Blue Door Antiques, Donna’s Attic, Industrial Country Market, Grand Oaks Antiques and Gifts, Bella Pella Spa, and more!
Schools – Columbus and Rice ISD have Elementary (pre-k – 5), Jr. High (6 – 8) and High school (9 – 12), St. Anthony’s Catholic School and Texas Bible Institute.
Enjoy several restaurants to serve you! Schobel’s, Nancy’s Steak House, Los Cabos Mexican Grill, Becky’s Café, Dairy Cone, Latte Columbus, Taqueria El Rey Mexican, Maria’s Mexican, Mikeska’s BBQ, Formosa Chinese, and other fast food.
Columbus Community Hospital is located in the heart of the medical center area. The annex also has Physical Therapy and several doctors from cardiac, general medicine, gastrointestinal, chiropractic, orthopedic to name a few ready to serve you.
Columbus has some beautiful churches that would be pleased to welcome you for a visit or as a member: First Baptist Church, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, First United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, and St. Roch Catholic Church.
(First United Methodist Church, Image by Deanna Brabham, Broker/Owner)
(St. John’s Episcopal Church, Image by Frank Jaquier – //firstname.lastname@example.org,-55.5586973,3z/data=!4m3!8m2!3m1!1e1)
(St. Roch Catholic Church, Image by St. Roch Catholic Church – //saintrochparish.org/)
(Milam Street Church of Christ, Image by Milam Street Church of Christ – http://www.milamstreetchurchofchrist.com/)
For your veterinarian needs – Colorado Valley Veterinary Service and Columbus Animal Clinic will take care of your four legged family members!
There are several Civic Groups that you may want to check out! Boys and Girls Clubs of Champion Valley, Colorado County Fair, Columbus Lion’s Club, Columbus Rotary Club, and Columbus Historical Preservation Trust.
(The Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon House, Image by Columbus Historical Preservation Trust – http://www.columbushpt.com/historical-properties/tate-senftenberg-brandon-house/)
Grocery Stores – H.E.B., Brookshire Brothers and Wal-Mart.
Banks – Capital One Bank, Columbus State Bank, First National Bank of Eagle Lake, First State Bank, and Industry State Bank.
Utility Companies – San Bernard Electric, Columbus Propane, and City of Columbus.
Apartments – Columbus Arms and Magnolia Place Apartments.
Insurance Companies – Colorado County Farm Bureau, Farmers Insurance, State Farm, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, The Baumgart Agencies, and Woodmen of the World.
Thank you for visiting our Columbus community page! I hope the information was not only helpful but it gives you a true flavor for the community that we are proud to be a part of. If you have any other questions or need any additional information, we’re your source and will always be glad to help! So give Texas Land Group a call at 979-732-5263 and hopefully, we’ll be your new neighbor!