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

"Commissioners' Oak"

 
 
"Commissioners' Oak" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
1. "Commissioners' Oak" Marker
Inscription.  In April 1786 Alexander Gillon, Henry Pendleton, Richard Winn, Richard Hampton, and Thomas Taylor, Commissioners appointed to lay out Columbia, are said to have met under an oak which grew near here. According to tradition the first court and jury in Richland County also met here.
 
Erected 1974 by The University of South Carolina. (Marker Number 40-3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1786.
 
Location. 33° 59.706′ N, 81° 1.872′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. It is in Midtown - Downtown. Marker can be reached from S. Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Off of S. Main Street between Greene and Devine 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. College Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Parade Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.C. During Reconstruction (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blossom Street (approx.
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0.2 miles away); University of South Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieber College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pinckney College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
"Commissioners' Oak" Marker Overview image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 21, 2011
2. "Commissioners' Oak" Marker Overview
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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