Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Site of Gibbes House

Marker ID: SCHM 40-18
Location: Corner of Sumter and Hampton streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.361    W 081° 1.986
  34.00601666    -81.0331
Style: Free Standing **


On this corner stood the home of Dr. Robert W. Gibbes (1809-1866) distinguished physician, scientist, historian, editor, antiquarian: surgeon general of South Carolina 1861-65. The house with his notable library, art treasures and scientific collections was burned by Union troops February 17, 1865.