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

Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway

 
 
Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2006
1. Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1938

Committee
Mrs. Louis LeVander Walden, Chairman

Mrs. D. McK. Winter Mrs. Eugene R. Buckingham
Mrs. J. Robt. Martin Mrs. D. L. Husbands

This marker donated by the City of Columbia

 
Erected 1938 by The City Of Columbia.
 
Location. 34° 0.06′ N, 81° 2.059′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Gervais Street (U.S. 1-378), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Between Assembly and Main Streets on the north side of the State House Grounds, about 480 feet from the Jefferson Davis Highway Marker. 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. Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House of South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Stood The State House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (about 300 feet away); Palmetto Regiment (about 300 feet away); J. Marion Sims (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
More about this marker. At the top of the marker is "The Great Seal of the Confederacy." The margin of the seal features the words "The Confederate States of America: 22 February 1862" and the national motto, Deo Vindice (God Will Vindicate). The date on the seal represents when Jefferson Davis was inaugurated after the first and only Confederate general election, and is also Washington's birthday.

The seal was designed shortly before the demise of the Confederacy, and was never used in any official capacity.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another highway marked and named for Robert E. Lee
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,216 times since then and 88 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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