Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thomas Taylor / Taylor Cemetery
1743 - 1833
Member of Provincial Congresses 1775 and 1776; Colonel of Militia under General Thomas Sumter in the American Revolution; Senator in the Jacksonborough Assembly; member of S.C. Convention which ratified the United States Constitution; member S.C. Legislature; commissioner who helped plan the city of Columbia and one of the founders and first elders of the First Presbyterian Church.
In 1786 the State of S. C. bought as part of the site of Columbia the plantation of Colonel Thomas Taylor, Revolutionary soldier, and elected him one of the commissioners to lay out the capital city. The home was situated near the southeast corner of Richland and Barnwell streets. On the northwest corner lie buried Colonel Taylor, his son Governor John Taylor and members of the family.
Erected 1968 by The William Capers Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 40-51.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 0.81′ N, 81° 1.714′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Richland Street near 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. Taylor Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Thomas Taylor (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seibels House (about 700 feet away); Site of Columbia Male Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton - Preston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Site of Columbia Theological Seminary (approx. ¼ mile away); Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 (approx. ¼ mile away); Original Site of Winthrop College (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding Thomas Taylor / Taylor Cemetery. The cemetery is adjacent to Taylor Evangelical Methodist Church, eastside
Also see . . .
1. The American Revolutionary War: August 15, 1780 at Carey's Fort, Kershaw County, South Carolina. ... Col. Thomas Taylor attacked and captured a convoy containing arms, clothing, corn, rum and other stores, a number of sick, on its way to the redoubt from Ninety-Six, which were being escorted by about 50 light infantry, many of whom themselves were invalids.... (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. John Taylor, Wikipedia entry. (May 4, 1770 – April 16, 1832) was the 51st Governor of South Carolina. His term in office was primarily known for rallying the state to oppose federal tariffs. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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