Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Named for the Taylor family, this street is one of the original streets in the 1786 Columbia plan. Thomas Taylor was a member of the first and second Provincial Congresses, the General Assembly, and was a trustee of S.C. College. In 1791 he escorted President Washington into Columbia. Taylor died in 1833. His son, John, was a planter. lawyer. Governor (1826-28), first intendant of Columbia, and a member of Congress (1807-16). He died in 1832.
This street is named for the Taylor family, whose plantations were selected in 1786 as part of the site of the city of Columbia. Thomas Taylor, appointed by the state as one of the commissioners to plan the new town, served in the Revolution as captain and colonel in the militia under brigadier generals Sumter and Henderson. Captured at Fishing Creek, Taylor escaped, and took part in the defeat of Tarleton at Blackstock's.
Erected 1978 by Richland County Bicentennial Commission Sponsored By IBM. (Marker Number 40-81.)
Location. 34° 0.386′ N, 81° 2.133′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Taylor Street (South Carolina Highway Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethel A.M.E. Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Blanding Street (about 500 feet away); Sidney Park C.M.E. Church (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Ordinance of Secession (about 700 feet away); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Site of Gibbes House (about 800 feet away); St. Peter's Church and Ursuline Convent (about 800 feet away); Israelite Sunday School / Columbia's First Synagogue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. Col. Thomas Taylor. The S.C. Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 4, pages 204-211 (Submitted on August 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. South Carolina Parks. Blackstock: Tarleton's first taste of defeat (Submitted on August 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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