Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Columbia Canal

Marker ID: SCHM 40-37
Location: Gervais Street Bridge, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.794    W 081° 2.913
  33.996572    -81.048542
Style: Free Standing **


Completed 1824. Important link in the system of waterways transporting freight between the up country and Charleston. Supplanted by railroads for transportation after 1850. Leased to Confederate government to run powder works. Enlarged 1880 - 95 and since sold to successive power companies.


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