Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This Monument was erected by the women of South Carolina in 1896 to John Caldwell Calhoun in commemoration of his eminent Statesmanship during the many years of his public life - it replaces one formerly on the same spot which proved unsatisfactory. The funds for its construction were raised soon after his death in 1850 by the Ladies Calhoun Monument Association. Its treasurer Mrs. M. A. Snowden having charge of all its assets secured them about her person and thus saved them during the memorable night of the destruction on the 17th February 1865
Erected 1896 by the Women of South Carolina.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 1865.
Location. 32° 47.194′ N, 79° 56.132′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Calhoun Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charleston Public Water System (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnant of Horn WorkThe Siege of Charleston, 1780 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wade Hampton Monument (about 300 feet away); Wragg Square (about 600 feet away); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (about 700 feet away); The Joseph Manigault House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Calhoun. The statue of this monument was removed on the night of June 23, 2020. The removal came less than 24 hours after the Charleston City Council's unanimous vote on the statue's fate.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.