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Ordinance of Secession

 
 
Ordinance of Secession Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. Ordinance of Secession Marker
Inscription.
This Building
stands on the site formerly occupied
by S.C. Institute Hall
where, on December 20, 1860,
was signed and ratified the
Ordinance of Secession
Which withdrew the state of South Carolina
from the Union and led to the formation of
the Confederate States of America and to four
years of war between the north and the south.
The building was totally destroyed in the
Conflagration of December 1861.

 
Location. 32° 46.704′ N, 79° 55.873′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Institute Hall / "The Union Is Dissolved!" (here, next to this marker); Josiah Flagg (within shouting distance of this marker); Charleston Gas Light Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Burger's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown (within shouting distance of this marker); 54 Queen Street
Ordinance of Secession Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
2. Ordinance of Secession Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hibernian Hall (about 400 feet away); Fireproof Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of South Carolina Institute Hall Today Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
3. Site of South Carolina Institute Hall Today
Ordinance of Secession Marker, seen behind tree at right, along Meeting Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
4. Ordinance of Secession Marker, seen behind tree at right, along Meeting Street
Secession Ordinance of South Carolina Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
5. Secession Ordinance of South Carolina
This copy of the Ordinance of Secession was displayed at the original South Carolina State House in Columbia. During the Union occupation of the city, it was taken by Capt. William McWorkman of Iowa before the state house was burned. It was returned to the State of South Carolina in 1990, and is currently on display at the State Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,763 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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