Billups-Garth Archives

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library

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Mona K. Vance

Bettye Brown
Local History Assistant


Columbus-Lowndes Library
314 North Seventh Street Columbus, Ms 39701


Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4pm
Saturdays by announcement
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Billups-Garth Archives

The Billups-Garth Archives offers an array of primary source material dealing with Mississippi, Lowndes County, and Columbus History.

Made possible with a gift from the Billups-Garth Foundation in 1992, the archives consists of:

  • Over 1,000 cubic feet of records including
    numerous original court documents,
    county records, school records, vertical files,
    manuscripts collections, scrapbooks,
    maps, photographs, and much more.


  • Family Histories



  • Columbus City Directories

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (Original Format)