Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Marion Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-89
Location: Comer of Marion and Gervais streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.115    W 081° 1.827
  34.00191666    -81.03045
Style: Free Standing **


Marion Street

Brigadier General Francis Marion was born in South Carolina about 1732 of French Huguenot descent. Marion was a member of the First Provincial Congress, served eight years in the S. C. Senate, and was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1790. He died Feb. 27, 1795, and is buried in Berkeley County at Belle Isle Plantation, home of his brother, Gabriel.

This street was named for Francis Marion, one of the three S.C. Partisan Generals during the American Revolution. The guerilla tactics against the British by Marion and his Partisan band earned for him the name of "Swamp Fox." Congress voted its thanks to Marion for distinguished service in the battles of Parker's Ferry and Eutaw Springs, both fought in 1781.

Erected by the Richland County Bicentennial Commission
Sponsored by Southeastern Freight Lines