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Taylor Burying Ground

 
 
Taylor Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Taylor Burying Ground Marker
Thomas Taylor (1743-1833), was an officer in Sumter's brigade throughout the war. He took part in the battles of Hanging Rock, Black Storks, and Fort Granby. He was born in Amelia County, Va. ; died in Columbia, S. C.
Inscription. In 1786 the State of South Carolina purchased for a part of the site of Columbia, the plantation of Col. Thomas Taylor (1743-1833), Revolutionary soldier. His house was situated near the S-E corner of Richland and Barnwell Streets, across from this walled enclosure, where he lies buried with his son, Gov. John Taylor, other members of his family and slaves.
 
Erected 1938 by Susan Ames Taylor.
 
Location. 34° 0.825′ N, 81° 1.713′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Richland Street near Barnwell Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. 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. Thomas Taylor / Taylor Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Thomas Taylor (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seibels House (about 700 feet away); Site of Columbia Male Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton - Preston House (approx. mile away); Former Site of Columbia Theological Seminary
Taylor Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
2. Taylor Burying Ground Marker
(approx. mile away); Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 (approx. mile away); South Carolina State Hospital, Mills Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding Taylor Burying Ground. Today, a commercial building sits on the southeast corner of Richland and Barnwell Streets, as mentioned.
 
Also see . . .  John Taylor (May 4, 1770 – April 16, 1832) was the 51st Governor of South Carolina, Wikipedia . His term in office was primarily known for rallying the state to oppose federal tariffs. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Taylor Burying Ground and Marker (at right) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
3. Taylor Burying Ground and Marker (at right)
Located on the east grounds of the Taylor Evangelical Methodist Church, in Columbia
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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