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Old State Fair Grounds

 
 
Old State Fair Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Old State Fair Grounds Marker
Inscription. This square is part of the tract where state fairs were held 1856-61, 1869-1903. The buildings, used 1861-65 for Confederate barracks and hospital, as well as nitre and mining bureau in charge of Joseph LeConte and James Woodrow, were burned by Union troops in 1865.
 
Erected 1938 by The Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number 40-10.)
 
Location. 34° 0.707′ N, 81° 2.691′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Elmwood Avenue (U.S. 76), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located between Lincoln and Gadsden Streets. 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. South Carolina Memorial Gardens (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor's Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lace House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boylston House & Boxwood Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sir George Carteret (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duke of Albemarle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earl of Clarendon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sir William Berkeley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
Old State Fair Grounds Marker, looking west along Elmwood Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
2. Old State Fair Grounds Marker, looking west along Elmwood Avenue
 South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Site contains additional history and photos of the Logan School which is the brick building behind the marker. (Submitted on March 2, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Old State Fair Grounds Marker, looking east along Elmwood Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
3. Old State Fair Grounds Marker, looking east along Elmwood Avenue
Old State Fair Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
4. Old State Fair Grounds
Old State Fair Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
5. Old State Fair Grounds
Currently Logan School, west view
Old State Fair Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
6. Old State Fair Grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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