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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Original Site of Winthrop College
 
Original Site of Winthrop College Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Original Site of Winthrop College Marker
 
Inscription. In 1886, chiefly through the efforts of D. B. Johnson, first superintendent of Columbia public schools, Winthrop Training School, later Winthrop College, was started here in a small brick building which had been the chapel of Columbia Theological Seminary. In 1936 this building was moved to the campus of Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C.
 
Erected 1938 by The Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number 40-5.)
 
Location. 34° 0.587′ N, 81° 1.697′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Henderson Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Carriage House, Robert Mills House between Blanding and Taylor Streets., Columbia. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Site of Columbia Theological Seminary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 (about 400 feet away); Hampton - Preston House (about 400 feet away); Wilson House (about 700 feet away); Wilson Boyhood House (about 700 feet away); Church of the Good Shepard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Columbia College (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Columbia Bible College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Original Site of Winthrop College Marker, looking north on Henderson Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
2. Original Site of Winthrop College Marker, looking north on Henderson Street
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More on Winthrop College
 
Mills House Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
3. Mills House
A part of the old Columbia Bible College / Westervelt Home sits nearby on the site today. * see nearby markers *
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 420 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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