Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1978 by The Historic Columbia Foundation. (Marker Number 40-69.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list.
Location. 34° 0.481′ N, 81° 1.621′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Hampton Street, on the right when traveling west. Located between Barnwell and Henderson Streets. 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 walking distance of this marker. Wilson Boyhood House (here, next to this marker); Woodrow Wilson Family Home & GardensVictorian By Design (a few steps from this marker); A Fortunate Survivor (a few steps from this marker); Tommy Wilson's Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Pieces of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Divided By Design (within shouting distance of this marker); "Chesnut Cottage" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding Wilson House. Built in 1872, in the then popular “Cottage Style” and bearing the theme of a modified Tuscan villa of unquestionable Andrew Jackson Downing inspiration, the Thomas Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home is one of the best examples of Italianate “Cottage Architecture” in South Carolina. Remaining virtually as built, the home where Woodrow Wilson spent part of his boyhood today provides a glimpse into the world of the 1870s which influenced the boy who became the twenty-eighth President of the United States. The home was built by the Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson, professor at the Columbia Theological Seminary from 1870 to 1874,
surrounded by a picket fence, contains tea olives, magnolias and dogwoods planted by the Wilson’s. Listed in the National Register February 23, 1972. (South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 807 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.