Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Blossom Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-78
Location: Corner of Blossom and Main streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.581    W 081° 01.797
  33.99301666    -81.02995
Style: Free Standing **


This street is thought to take its name from the cotton blossom. Cotton became an important commercial crop in South Carolina after the cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney in 1794. A variety of cotton, known as Sea Island cotton and grown along coastal South Carolina, was especially prized for its long staple.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission; sponsored by Owen Steel Company - 1978