Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Commissioners' Oak

Marker ID: SCHM 40-3
Location: USC Law Center Plaza, S. Main St., Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.706    W 081° 1.872
  33.9951    -81.0312
Style: Free Standing **


In April 1786 Alexander Gillon, Henry Pendleton, Richard Winn, Richard Hampton, and Thomas Taylor, Commissioners appointed to layout Columbia, are said to have met under an oak which grew near here. According to tradition the first court and jury in Richland County also met here.

Erected by The University of South Carolina - 1974