Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battleship Maine Memorial
The Sinking of the Maine resulted in the Spanish American War
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
Location. 34° 0.091′ N, 81° 1.953′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Gervais Street (U.S. 1 - 378) near Sumter Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located near the North side of the State House Grounds. 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. Sumter Street (within shouting distance of this marker); James F. Byrnes (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Memory of South Carolina Generals (within shouting distance of this marker); Wade Hampton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (about 300 feet away); Burning Of Columbia (about 300 feet away); South Carolina Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the USS Maine. USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship originally designated as Armored Cruiser #1 (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The Destruction of USS Maine. Department of the Navy-Naval Historical Center (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Military • War, Spanish-American • Waterways & Vessels •
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 1,823 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.