What is special about Columbus?
Christopher Columbus is thought to be special because of his discovery of the New World. People feel that without his discovery and exploration that the United States would not be in existence today.
Columbus NEVER landed in North America. He didn't know it existed. He landed in the Bahamas. In the late 1700's the Italian American's began the story that Columbus landed in America so they could get a special day and parade like the Irish American's for St. Patrick's day. Columbus was not Italian, but Spanish. This is how history is changed.
Here is a list of places named Columbus in the United States: Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia Columbus, Adams County, Illinois Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky Columbus, Anoka County, Minnesota Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi Columbus, Johnson County, Missouri Columbus, Stillwater County, Montana Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska Columbus, Burlington County, New Jersey Columbus, Luna County, New Mexico Columbus, Chenango County, New York Columbus, Polk County, North Carolina Columbus, Burke County…