Harmon Invasion 3 LbNA # 33068 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jun 16 2007|
|Planted By||Harmon Invasion|
|Found By||Inveterate Learner|
|Last Found||Sep 4 2007|
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 left onto South Main Street.
Find the building where four columns stand amidst flags and stone and justice can be had.
Look for the American Legion's dedicaion to "the memory of the brave men from Shelby County who gave their lives that freedome and justice should not perish from the Earth."
The Tricky Part~ Find the men who faught in The Vietnam War!
Count the names listed (#) and turn to your right (facing the names) 90 degrees. Take (#) steps and reach into the shrubs, low to the ground.
Please repack contents in all of the baggies provided as they are found.
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)