Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Lady Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-79
Location: Corner of Lady and Main streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.164    W 081° 02.083
  34.00273333    -81.03471666
Style: Free Standing **


One of the original streets in the 1786 Columbia plan, Lady Street is thought to have been named for Martha Custis Washington, the new nation´s first lady whom South Carolina wished to honor. Lady Washington presided over the. president´s home, Mount Vernon, a national landmark, which was saved from destruction in 1859 by South Carolinian Ann Pamela Cunningham, organizer and first regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies´ Association of the Union.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. Sponsored by Allen Brothers Milling Company - 1978