Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Gist 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 Mordecai Gist, brigadier general of the Continental Army. During the American Revolution, Gist participated in the Battle of Camden in 1780 and commanded a light corps in an engagement on the Combahee River August 27, 1782, in which Colonel John Laurens was killed. After the Revolu~ion, Gist settled in Charleston, where he died in 1792.

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


Two sided - Williams Street