Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Blanding House
Erected 1938 by The Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number 40-16.)
Location. 34° 0.538′ N, 81° 2.013′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Blanding Street near Marion Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Ladson Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); DeBruhl-Marshall House (about 500 feet away); Church of the Good Shepard (about 800 feet away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (was about 800 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Blanding Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mann-Simons Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Gibbes House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding Site of Blanding House.
The city purchased the system from Blanding at a third of his investment in 1835. As a tribute to Blanding, the town council later changed the name of Walnut Street to Blanding Street.
(History of Columbia)
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