West Columbia in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A milestone was one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road or other type of boundary at intervals of one mile, or occasionally, parts of a mile. These stone markers indicated either the distance traveled or the remaining distance to a destination. The markers were alternately known as mile markers, mileposts or mile posts.
The milestones that are along the Riverwalk Trail are spaced at quarter mile intervals.
Location. 33° 59.656′ N, 81° 3.11′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Three Rivers Greenway, on the banks of the Congaree River. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia SC 29169, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “City of Columbia” Anchor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gervais Street Bridge (about 300 feet away); River Inn, c. 1740s (about 300 feet away); Friday’s Ferry (about 300 feet away); Old Congaree River Bridges (about 400 feet away); Congaree River Bridges Columbia Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Gervais Street Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Columbia.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker contains a photo of a milestone, with the caption “Detail of an early 19th century milestone that was used in South Carolina. Image courtesy of the South Carolina State Museum.” The left of the marker features a “Color sketch of a milestone along a road. Illustration courtesy of the South Carolina State Museum.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.