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Rankin House, 1850


1440 Second Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901


Open: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm or call for an appointment


Phone: (706) 322-0756


The house was built for James Rankin, a planter who immigrated to Columbus from Ayshire in Scotland. Work on this mansion was started prior to the Civil War but was not completed until the war ended. The house is noted for its exquisite iron grillwork on the lower veranda and flying balcony. The house is owned by the Historic Columbus Foundation and the Columbus Town Committee of the Georgia Society assisted with the restoration, contributed furnishings and helps with the up-keep of the collection.

National Register of Historic Places


From Montgomery, I-85 to Phoenix City, then US 80 to Columbus. From Macon, US 80. From Florida, US 280 North.