Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Trinity Episcopal Church

Marker ID: SCHM 40-1
Location: Sumter Street, across from the State House, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.082    W 081° 01.898
  34.00136666    -81.03163333
Style: Free Standing **


Parish organized 1812; original church dedicated 1814; present church dedicated 1846. In the church yard lie buried the three Wade Hamptons; Thomas Cooper, educator; Henry Timrod, poet; W. C. Preston, U. S. senator; five governors of S. C.-three Mannings, Hampton, and Thompson-and soldiers of the Revolutionary and later American wars, including Colonel Peter Horry, Generals Ellison Capers, John S. Preston, and States Rights Gist.