Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Pickens Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-61
Location: Corner of Pickens and Gervais Streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.177    W 081° 1.639
  34.00295    -81.02731666
Style: Free Standing **


This street was named for Andrew Pickens (1739 - 1817). One of three S. C. Partisan Generals in the Revolution, he fought in the battles of Cowpens and Eutaw Springs both in 1781. Pickens served fourteen years in the S. C. House of Representatives, four in the S. C. Senate and two in Congress. From 1785 to 1791, he was appointed several times by Congress to treat with the Indians. He is buried at Old Stone Church near Pendleton.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission; Sponsored by Richland County Historical Society - 1977