Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Early Richland County Settlements

Marker ID: SCHM 40-42
Location: Bluff Road (SC 48) at bridge over Mill Creek, S of Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


First settlements made about 1740 on this creek, originally called Raiford´s, now Mill Creek. Howell´s Ferry across Congaree River below creek´s mouth was used 1756 through the Revolution. John Pearson (1743-1819) born near here was first known white child born in bounds of present county.