Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richard Winn, for whom this street was first named, was born in Virginia in 1750 and came to South Carolina as a young man. He fought throughout the Revolution (including the battles of Hanging Rock, Fish Dam Fords, Blackstock's) and became a brigadier general in 1783. One of Columbia's original commissionere, he later was lieutenant governor and also served in the General Assembly and Congress. He died in Tennessee in 1818.
Maxcy Gregg, native Columbian for whom this street was named ca. 1893,was a leader in the States Rights party, a delegate to the Secession Convention, and a distinguished Confederate General. A Colonel in the First S.C. Volunteers, Gregg was appointed brigadier general, CSA, in 1861. He died in 1862 from wounds he recieved at the Battle of Fredericksburg and is buried in the churchyard of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.
Erected 1978 by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 40-80.)
Location. 34° 0.265′ N, 81° 1.347′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street (U.S. 1) and Gregg Street, on the right when traveling east on Gervais Street Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barnwell Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Last Home of Wade Hampton (about 600 feet away); Henderson Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harden Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fair-Rutherford House / Rutherford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sherman's Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); A.S. Salley House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . Maxcy Gregg, Wikipedia entry. born in Columbia, South Carolina, the grandson of Esek Hopkins, commodore of the Continental Navy. (Submitted on August 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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