Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Fisher's Mill on Gill Creek

Marker ID: SCHM 40-40
Location: Forest Drive, about 100 yds. E of Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 01.116    W 080° 57.833
  34.0186    -80.96388333
Style: Free Standing **


About 1800, Col. Thomas Taylor erected the small building, 1/4 mile upstream, where cotton goods were woven for his plantation needs. Here John and Edward Fisher later established one of the earliest spinning mills in Richland County, using slave labor and manufacturing cotton yarn.

1938 by The Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936.