Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Site of Wayside Hospital

Marker ID: SCHM 40-35
Location: 700 block of Gervais Street, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.939    W 081° 02.433
  33.99898333    -81.04055
Style: Free Standing **


Established March 10, 1862 by a group of Columbia women to care for sick and wounded Confederate soldiers. Supported by voluntary contributions. About seventy-five thousand men were cared for before the hospital was closed February 15, 1865. From this little nucleus spread the grand system of Wayside hospitals.