Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Washington Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-71
Location: Corner of Washington and Main streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.241    W 081° 02.079
  34.00401666    -81.03465
Style: Free Standing **


This street is named for George Washington, commander of the Continental Army throughout the Revolution, first president of the United States, and president of the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Early in his presidency, Washington toured the southern states. He visited South Carolina in 1791 and spent May 22 - 24 in the new" capital city, Columbia. While here, he attended a public dinner in the new State House.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Columbia - 1978