Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Williams Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-62
Location: Gervais Street between Gist and Williams Streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.813    W 081° 02.837
  33.99688333    -81.04728333
Style: Free Standing **


This street was named for Otho H. Williams, Brig. Gen. of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Williams served as adjutant general under Southern Army commanders Gates and Greene and saw military action in´the battles of Camden, Guilford Courthouse, Hobkirk Hill, and Eutaw Springs. He commanded the light corps which protected Greene during a portion of his retreat across N. C. in 1781.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission; Sponsored by Columbia Mills - 1977


Two sided - Gist Street