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The Figure Eight in South Carolina

 
 
The Figure Eight in South Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
1. The Figure Eight in South Carolina Marker
Inscription.
The symbolism of the number "8" in South Carolina's history and government is probably a coincidence; it began with Charles II's appointment of eight (8) Lords Proprietors for the Carolinas. They are named in the fountain placques.

Then there were eight (8) rulers of England's American colonies during the period of settlement and colonial rule in the Carolinas (1663-1776).

And South Carolina was the eighth state to be admitted to the United States.

And thus this fountain has been designed in eight segments.

 
Location. 34° 0.524′ N, 81° 2.626′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Richland 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. Sir William Berkeley (a few steps from this marker); Lord William Craven (within shouting distance of this marker); Duke of Albemarle (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir John Colleton (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir George Carteret (within shouting distance of this marker); Earl of Clarendon
The Figure Eight in South Carolina Marker<br>Gonzales Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
2. The Figure Eight in South Carolina Marker
Gonzales Fountain
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Ashley (within shouting distance of this marker); Lace House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord John Berkeley (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gonzales Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  Lords Proprietor > Carolina. There were eight Lords Proprietor of the Province of Carolina (by 1729, when seven of their descendants, all but the heir of Carteret, sold their shares to the Crown, it was split into two provinces: North Carolina and South Carolina). (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Lords Proprietors of the Carolinas
  • George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, (6 December 1608 – 3 January 1670)
  • Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (18 February 1609 – 9 December 1674)
  • John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton (1602 – 28 August 1678)
  • William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven (June 1608 – 9 April 1697)
  • Vice Admiral Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet (c. 1610 – 18 January 1680)
  • Sir William Berkeley (1605–1677)
  • Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet (1608–1666)
  • Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (22 July 1621 – 21 January 1683)
        — Submitted December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

     
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    Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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