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The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street

 
 
The East~West Streets In The City Of Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. The East~West Streets In The City Of Columbia Marker
Inscription.
The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia
The streets of Columbia running from east to west (with a few exceptions) were named for products important in the State's economy, for the two Taylor plantations on which the new Capitol was located and for prominent individuals such as Gervais, author of the bill establishing Columbia as Capitol.

Gervais Street
Named for John Lewis Gervais (c. 1742-1798) who was educated in Germany, emigrated first to England, arrived in Charleston in 1764 with a letter of introduction to Henry Laurens. He served in the American Revolution, took part in the defense of Charleston, was a member of the Continental Congress, S.C. Senate member from Ninety Six, he introduced the bill which resulted in selection of the site of Columbia as Capital of S.C.
 
Erected 1976 by The Lions Club Of Columbia, A Richland County Bicentennial Project. (Marker Number 40-60.)
 
Location. 34° 0.07′ N, 81° 2.022′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street (U.S. 1) and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Gervais Street. Touch for map. Marker located on State
The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
2. The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia Marker
House Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Carolina Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House of South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (Statue) (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmetto Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Stood The State House (about 300 feet away); Sherman’s Artillery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to the City of Columbia. Official website of the City of Columbia. (Submitted on August 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on August 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Gervais Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 28, 2008
3. Gervais Street Marker
 

3. John Lewis Gervais. John Lewis Gervais (1741–1798) was an American planter and statesman from South Carolina. (Submitted on August 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Gervais Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
4. Gervais Street Marker
Gervais Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
5. Gervais Street Marker
Gervais Street Marker<br>South Carolina Confederate Monument in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
6. Gervais Street Marker
South Carolina Confederate Monument in Background
The East - West Streets In The City Of Columbia Marker, looking south along Gervais Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
7. The East - West Streets In The City Of Columbia Marker, looking south along Gervais Street
John Lewis Gervais<br>1741-1798 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
8. John Lewis Gervais
1741-1798
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on August 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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