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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Original Site of Columbia College
 
Original Site of Columbia College Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Original Site of Columbia College Marker
 
Inscription. This land was purchased in 1854 by the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as the site of Columbia Female College, Chartered by S. C. General Assembly Dec. 21, 1854. Classes were held from 1859 to 1865. The college survived the burning of Columbia and was reopened in 1873. In 1905, the school was moved to its present site as the Columbia College.
 
Erected 1979 by Columbia College Alumnae Association, replacing a marker erected by the same association in 1969. (Marker Number 40-52.)
 
Location. 34° 0.445′ N, 81° 1.701′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Hampton Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located between Pickens and Henderson Streets. 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. Columbia Bible College (a few steps from this marker); Wilson House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilson Boyhood House (about 500 feet away); "Chesnut Cottage" (about 700 feet away); Original Site of Winthrop College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Site of Columbia Theological Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton - Preston House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Original Site of Columbia College Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
2. Original Site of Columbia College Marker
as seen in front of the University of South Carolina Press building on Hampton Street
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker
 
Also see . . .  Columbia College History. The decision to establish the College was a bold and progressive move by the Church in an era in which the subject of female education was being hotly debated.... (Submitted on March 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Ludy Bowl
The Ludy Bowl, a football game pitting the seniors and freshmen against the juniors and sophomores, is the much anticipated highlight of Columbia College's Homecoming Weekend. The first Ludy Bowl was held in 1955 to honor Miss Lucille Godbold, a gold medalist in the 1922 Olympics, and a much-loved professor and supporter of Columbia College. See Lucile Ellerbe Godbold marker.
    — Submitted March 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
Original Site of Columbia College Marker seen near Pickens Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
3. Original Site of Columbia College Marker seen near Pickens Street
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 341 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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