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Here Stood The State House

 
 
Here Stood The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 17, 2007
1. Here Stood The State House Marker
Inscription.
Built 1786-1790
James Hoban Architect
Burned By Sherman's Troops
February 17, 1865

 
Location. 34° 0.019′ N, 81° 2.037′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Assembly Street. Touch for map. West side of present State House. 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. Palmetto Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Sherman’s Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Quoin-Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House of South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (Statue) (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  History of the State House. artist renderings from Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, the troops of the invading Union Army
Here Stood The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2007
2. Here Stood The State House Marker
raise the United States flag over the Old Statehouse and the unfinished new State House. The Old State House was set afire and burned by Sherman’s troops, while the interior portions of the new State House were also set ablaze causing considerable damage. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
Here Stood The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
3. Here Stood The State House Marker
Here Stood The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
4. Here Stood The State House Marker
Here Stood The State House Marker, rear view, with present day State House, Columbia, S.C. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Here Stood The State House Marker, rear view, with present day State House, Columbia, S.C.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 9, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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