“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Broad River

Broad River Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2018
1. Broad River Marker
Inscription.  Early boundary between Cherokee and Catawba Indians. Name first applied about 1745. Faust's Ford, 2 mi. above, used in Revolution. First bridge opened 1829, burned 1865 to delay Sherman's army which crossed on pontoon bridges downstream. Bridge rebuilt 1867, burned 1925. Concrete bridge completed 1930.
Erected 1938 by Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number W-8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
Location. 34° 1.561′ N, 81° 4.113′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on River Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. one mile away); Elmwood Cemetery Confederate Soldiers (approx. one mile away); Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 (approx. one mile away); A Bridge to the Past (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Surrender of Columbia, SC
<i>Broad River... image. Click for full size.
circa 1915
2. Broad River...
near point where Sherman's Army crossed on pontoon bridge to enter COLUMBIA, Columbia, S.C.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Saluda Factory Ruins (approx. 1.3 miles away); Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); George Elmore (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2018. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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