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Gadsden Street

 
 
Gadsden Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Gadsden Street Marker
Inscription. This street was named for Charlestonian Christopher Gadsden, member of the 1759 Cherokee expedition, the Commons House of Assembly, and the two Continental and Provincial congresses. He also served in several General Assemblies. During the Revolution he became a brigadier general and later served S. C. both as Vice-President and Lieut. Governor. He died in 1805 and is buried in St. Philip's churchyard in Charleston.
 
Erected 1977 by The Richland County Bicentennial Commission; Sponsored by R. L. Bryan Company. (Marker Number 40-106.)
 
Location. 33° 59.95′ N, 81° 2.416′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street and Gadsden 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. Site of Wayside Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station #1 (about 600 feet away); R.L. Bryan Co. Warehouse (about 600
Gadsden Street Marker, looking east along Gervais Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
2. Gadsden Street Marker, looking east along Gervais Street
feet away); 9 -11 / First Responders (about 600 feet away); Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station #2 (about 600 feet away); Seaboard Air Line Passenger Station (about 700 feet away); Joseph D. Sapp Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Christopher Gadsden, Wikipedia entry. ...had served in the Royal Navy before becoming customs collector for the port of Charleston. Christopher was sent to school near Bristol, England. He returned to America in 1740, and served as an apprentice in a counting house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.... (Submitted on March 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Famous Americans, Christopher Gadsden. When the Revolutionary war broke out he took the field with the rank of colonel, and was actively engaged in the defense of Charleston in 1776. (Submitted on March 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Gadsden Street Marker at the corner of Gadsden & Gervais Streets, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
3. Gadsden Street Marker at the corner of Gadsden & Gervais Streets, looking west
Christopher Gadsden image. Click for full size.
The History of South Carolina Slide Collection by Charles Fraser, 1819
4. Christopher Gadsden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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