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Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument

 
 
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By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
1. Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument
Inscription.
In Memoriam
B.F. Randolph
Late State Senator
for Orangeburg County,
and Chairman Republican
State Central Committee,
who died at Hodges Station
Abbeville County
at the hands of assassins
on Friday Oct. 13
A.D. 1868.

 
Location. 34° 0.545′ N, 81° 3.265′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Frontage Road. Click for map. Marker is located north of the western (further) entrance of Randolph Cemetery. 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. George Elmore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randolph Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Howard School Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. half a mile away); Elmwood Cemetery Confederate Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 (approx. half a mile away); Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richard Samuel Roberts House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old State Fair Grounds (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lace House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument.
Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
2. Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument
The exact burial location of Benjamin Franklin randolph is unknown. In fact, it not even know where or not he is buried in the cemetery that bears his name (although most historians believe he is). The monument is a cenotaph, therefore, rather than a gravemarker.
 
Also see . . .  Who was Benjamin Franklin Randolph?. Benjamin Franklin Randolph was born a free black in Kentucky and grew up in Ohio. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African Americans
 
Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument<br>Randolph Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
3. Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument
Randolph Cemetery
Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument<br>Randolph Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
4. Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument
Randolph Cemetery
USCT Chaplin Benjamin Franklin Randolph image. Click for full size.
South Carolina's 1868 Radical Members of the Legislature by E.E. Vaughn
5. USCT Chaplin Benjamin Franklin Randolph
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 474 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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