Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Columbus: Columbus 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.

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


  • U.S. 90 between Rampart and Legion Sts.
  • Columbus, Texas
  • 78934



  • Daily, sunrise to sunset