Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1978 by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 40-66.)
Location. 34° 0.467′ N, 81° 2.167′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Blanding Street, on the right when traveling north on Main 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. Sidney Park C.M.E. Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor Street (about 500 feet away); Laurel Street (about 500 feet away); Columbia City Hall (about 600 feet away); Ladson Presbyterian Church Bethel A.M.E. Church (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Jefferson Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Blanding House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . A Brief History of Columbia. Abram Blanding, the town's first school teacher and attorney, built Columbia's first waterworks. Pumping water with a steam engine to a wooden tank, water was carried by cast iron and lead pipes to the homes and businesses of the city. (Submitted on August 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on September 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.