Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Old State Fair Grounds



Marker ID: SCHM 40-10
Location: A venue, near Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.707    W 081° 2.691
  34.01178333    -81.04485
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

This square is part of the tract where state fairs were held 1856-61, 1869 - 1903. The buildings, used 1861-65 for Confederate barracks and hospital, and also as a nitre and mining bureau in charge of Joseph LeConte and James Woodrow, were burned by Union troops in 1865.