Columbus: Old City Cemetery

The Columbus City Cemetery is the final resting place for Dorothea Jordt, sons Charles and Karl, and possibly Detlef himself – though he doesn’t have a headstone. The cemetery’s oldest headstone dates to 1853. The “Live Oaks and Dead Folks Cemetery Tour” is held here each fall.

Across town, Schneider Hall, founded in 1931, is a great example of a historic German-Texan dance hall. Today, it serves as a private event venue with a wine bar on the main floor.

Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce sponsors weekly tours of several historic homes in Columbus, some of which belonged to prominent German-Texans.

Old City Cemetery

  • U.S. 90 between Rampart and Legion Sts., Columbus, TX
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Schneider Hall