Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This street is named for George Washington, commander of the Continental Army throughout the Revolution, first President of the United States, and president of the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Early in his presidency, Washington toured the southern states. He visited South Carolina in 1791 and spent May 22-24 in the new capitol city, Columbia. While here, he attended a public dinner in the new State House.
Erected 1978 by Richland County Bicentennial Commission Sponsored By Rotary Club of Columbia. (Marker Number 40-71.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 34° 0.237′ N, 81° 2.082′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Square (a few steps from this marker); Israelite Sunday School / Columbia's First Synagogue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam Veterans & POWs Lady Street (about 600 feet away); North Carolina Mutual Building (about 800 feet away); Ordinance of Secession (about 800 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Gibbes House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Columbia Female Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Columbia High School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. George Washington. George Washington (February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731] – December 14, 1799) was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. (Submitted on September 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Constitutional Convention. The Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the Federal Convention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia) took place from May 14 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, (Submitted on September 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. President Washington's Southern Tour. In order to become acquainted with the American people, to know their hopes and problems, Pres. George Washington decided to tour a section of the United States each year of his presidency. (Submitted on September 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
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