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Gibbes Green

 
 
Gibbes Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Gibbes Green Marker
Inscription. Named for Maj. Wade Hampton Gibbes (1837-1903) prominent Columbian who owned much of the land to the east, Gibbes Green consisted of an area of land bounded by Pendleton, Bull, Pickens, and Greene Streets. Acquired by S. C. College by 1838, the land was kept for many years as open space, serving as a playground, ball field, and park for several generations of Columbians. Davis College, which opened in 1910, was the first building in Gibbes Green.
 
Erected 1980 by Historic Columbia Foundation. (Marker Number 40-92.)
 
Location. 33° 59.915′ N, 81° 1.596′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Pickens St.. Click for map. Located Near West side of Pickens Street Pedestrian Bridge, between Pendleton & Greene Streets, University of South Carolina campus, 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. Site of Original President's House 1807 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutledge College (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Rutledge College (about 400 feet away); Mexican Border and World War Memorial
Gibbes Green Marker, at far right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
2. Gibbes Green Marker, at far right
Davis College seen at left background
(about 400 feet away); President's House (about 600 feet away); McCutchen House (about 700 feet away); Site where James Dickey Wrote Deliverance (about 700 feet away); Legare College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  Gibbes Green. So, the fact that records were burned during the Civil War had an effect on the settlement in the area, the expansion of the University, how the streets we use daily developed in the Davis College area, and the building of Davis College. (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Center of Gibbes Green , seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
3. Center of Gibbes Green , seen today
Gibbes Green , Davis College, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
4. Gibbes Green , Davis College, as mentioned
Barnwell College, also on Gibbes Green image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
5. Barnwell College, also on Gibbes Green
Gibbes Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
6. Gibbes Green Marker
McKissick Museum in background
Gibbes Green image. Click for full size.
By Univ. of South Carolina, circa 1904
7. Gibbes Green
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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