COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1837
COUNTY NAMED FOR: The
Colorado River that runs through the county.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Columbus was originally known as Beeson's Ferry or Beeson's Ford, named for Benjamin Beeson, one of the original settlers, who operated a ferry across the Colorado River. In 1835 it was renamed Columbus, at the suggestion of a former resident of Columbus, Ohio.
Four - 1836, 1847, 1855, and 1891
- 1891 Renaissance Revival courthouse. The
building was damaged by a tornado in 1909 and the
clock tower was replaced with a copper dome.
RENOVATION: Complete -
Rededication May 17, 2014