Harmon Invasion 2 LbNA # 33067 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jun 16 2007|
NOTE~ Before setting off to Columbiana, you might want to phone the shop where this box is found at (205)669-9161 to verify that they will be open when you arrive! :)
Welcome to the Shelby County's "Newly Revitalized" City of Columbiana, home of the County Seat. Columbiana is full of beauty and is a magnificently charming community in which to live, work, and raise a family.
Incorporated in 1837, with corporate limits one-quarter mile in each direction from the public square, Columbiana was first called Columbia. An act of the Legislature changed the name to Columbiana on January 13, 1832. Prior to the Civil War, an iron foundry was located in Columbiana and during the war, CB Churchill operated a foundry for the Confederate government. It was burned in 1865.
Columbiana, as county seat, is home to many County Government offices and Organizations such as the Shelby County Board of Education, The Shelby County Sheriffs Department and the Adult Jail and the Harrison Regional Library, the main office of the Shelby County Libraries. Commerce is also abundant featuring the Elastic Corporation of America, Citation Foam Casting, Central Alabama Fabricators, upscale retail and antique shops, fine dining and lots more. Having easy access to Interstate I-65, Highway 280 and Lay Lake is a real plus in this charming bedroom community.
You will travel East bound on Hwy 70 into the downtown/historical area of Columbiana. When you come to the intersection at Main Street, you will turn right onto South Main Street and head towards the Old Shelby County Courthouse (now the "Shelby County Museum and Archives"). You will take the round-a-bout completly around the museum (in a counter-clockwise direction), turning right when you come to Mildred St (don't turn down "Old Hwy 25" or "Shelby County Rd 47"). Find the place where locals enjoy fresh coffee while reading the news or from one of the shop's "books-a-hundred." Enter the establishment and head on back, past the tables and ordering counter, in search of the "Books-A-Hundred."
When you find the right room, enter and look immediately to the right to see the right-most shelf along the wall. On the top shelf (the shelf, not the top of the case), at the far right, are some old hard-cover Reader's Digest Books.
The one you want is Red with Green titles!
Good Luck and Have Fun!
While you are in the area, look for our other two boxes and take time to enjoy the history and shopping in town!
Some places you might want to visit:
Shelby County Museum & Archives 205-669-3912
Main Street Columbiana, AL
(Housed in restored 1854 county courthouse)
Smith Harrison Museum 205-669-4545
Depot Street Columbiana, AL
(Largest collection of George and Martha Washington Memorabilia outside of Mount Vernon)