Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Wilson House

Marker ID: SCHM 40-69
Location: Gervais Street, just east of Gregg Street, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.481    W 081° 1.621
  34.00801666    -81.02701666
Style: Free Standing **


Built by 1872, this house was the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924), twenty - eighth president of the United States (1913 - 21). It was constructed by his parents, the Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson and Jessie Woodrow Wilson, when they lived in Columbia. The Reverend Wilson was a professor at Columbia Theological Seminary from 1870 to 1874 and was minister of Columbia´s First Presbyterian Church from 1871 to 1873.

Erected by Historic Columbia Foundation - 1978