Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Site of Carolina Hall

Marker ID: SCHM 40-19
Location: Sumter Street, between Hampton and Washing­ton streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


After red shirt campaign of 1876 Wade Hampton was inaugurated governor of South Carolina at Carolina Hall, which stood in the center of this square. During the dual government that followed, the Democratic House of Representatives (Wallace House) met here until the Hampton administration gained possession of the State House.