Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Friday's Ferry

Marker ID: SCHM 40-41
Location: Bluff Road, just SE of intersection with Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 1.113    W 080° 57.834
  34.01855    -80.9639
Style: Free Standing **


1 mi. west was East Granby Landing of Friday´s Ferry (licensed 1754) across Congaree River. Floods destroyed the bridges, built 1791 and 1796 by Wade Hampton I. President Washington crossed here May 22, 1791 on his southern tour. Mt. Tacitus, 3 mi. south, was a plantation of Charles Pinckney (1757 - 1824), four times governor of South Carolina.