Thomas Gilbert Map (SMC 127)
Thomas Gilbert was born on March 11, 1833 and died in Columbus, Georgia on May 24, 1905. He married Fannie Elvia Gilbert, who was born in 1839 and died in 1916. They are buried in Linwood Cemetery in Columbus. They had two sons, James J. and Thomas Gilbert, and a daughter named Fannie.
Gilbert was the publisher of the Columbus Daily Sun newspaper before its absorption by the Columbus Enquirer. He was also a publisher of books and maps and a prolific job printer. His son James J. Gilbert took over the printing business and ran it until his retirement in 1937.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a fold-out map of Columbus, Georgia, printed in 1871. Besides the street grid, using the original street names, it shows the location of various sized pipes and cisterns. It also locates prominent places such as the Pest House, located on the river next to the boat yard, the Gumby Building, the Female Academy, the Villa Reich, the Raiford House, and St. Joseph's Academy, among others.
1871 1 folder (.1 l.f.)
Permission to Publish
Permission to publish material from the Thomas Gilbert Map must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:
Thomas Gilbert Map (SMC 127) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia
Note to Researchers
Folder 1 - Map of Columbus, Georgia, 1871