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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“Commissioners’ Oak”

 
 
"Commissioners' Oak" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
1. "Commissioners' Oak" Marker
Inscription. In April 1786 Alexander Gillon, Henry Pendleton, Richard Winn, Richard Hampton, and Thomas Taylor, Commissioners appointed to lay out Columbia, are said to have met under an oak which grew near here. According to tradition the first court and jury in Richland County also met here.
 
Erected 1974 by The University of South Carolina. (Marker Number 40-3.)
 
Location. 33° 59.706′ N, 81° 1.872′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from S. Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Off of S. Main Street between Greene and Devine 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. College Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Parade Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blossom Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of South Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieber College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pinckney College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Legare College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blossom Street School / Celia Dial Saxon School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
"Commissioners' Oak" Marker Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 21, 2011
2. "Commissioners' Oak" Marker Overview
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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