Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
One of the original streets in the 1786 Columbia plan. Lady Street is thought to have been named for Martha Custis Washington, the new nation's first lady whom South Carolina wished to honor. Lady Washington presided over the President's home, Mount Vernon, a national landmark which was saved from destruction in 1859 by South Carolinian Ann Pamela Cunningham, organizer and first regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union.
Erected 1978 by Richland County Bicentennial Commission Sponsored By Allen Brothers Milling Co. (Marker Number 40-79.)
Location. 34° 0.146′ N, 81° 2.024′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Lady Street 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. Vietnam Veterans & POWs (within shouting distance of this marker); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Carolina Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street Battleship Maine Memorial (about 500 feet away); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (about 500 feet away); Sumter Street (about 500 feet away); Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway (about 600 feet away); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (about 600 feet away); Courthouse Square (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington. As the First Lady, Mrs. Washington hosted many affairs of state at New York and Philadelphia (the capital was moved to Washington D. C. in 1800 under the Adams administration). (Submitted on August 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. (Submitted on September 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. The house and garden where George Washington lived, now an educational tourist attraction. (Submitted on September 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Ann Pamela Cunningham. Ann Pamela Cunningham (August 15, 1816 Rosemont Plantation, South Carolina - May 1, 1875) is credited with saving George Washington's beloved home Mount Vernon from ruin and neglect. (Submitted on September 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. The Formation of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Long before the campaigns for women’s rights and decades before the heyday of the environmental movement, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association was breaking new ground in both of these areas. (Submitted on September 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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