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THE COURTHOUSE MAGNOLIAS

Columbus, Texas

On the Colorado County Courthouse grounds


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Columbus TX Courthouse Magnolia
Magnolia on the Colorado County Courthouse Lawn
1942 Photo Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library
The Courthouse Magnolias

Despite the name City of Oaks, it’s Magnolias that grace Columbuscourthouse yard.
The only known anecdote relating to these trees comes from the filming of the 1965 Steve McQueen movie Baby, The Rain Must Fall. The scene called for Steve McQueen to leave town on his motorcycle, but the Magnolias blocked what could’ve been a more dramatic shot. The movie people asked if several of the Magnolias could be removed. The local liaison smiled and said “No.”
Columbus Texas Colorado County Courthouse Texas 1939  vintage photo
Magnolias and the Colorado County Courthouse in 1939
Photo Courtesy TXDoT

Columbus, Texas Historic Trees:

  • Columbus Court Oak
  • Columbus Oak - Texas' Second Largest Live Oak
  • Columbus Hanging Tree
  • Columbus Courthouse Magnolias


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