Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Greene Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-103
Location: Comer of Main and Greene Sts., Columbia
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


Why this street was named "Green" on the original 1786 plan of Columbia is not certain; but in keeping with presumed original intentions and as a deserved Bicentennial tribute, Columbia City Council added an "e" in 1979, honoring the Rhode Island general, Nathanael Greene. As commander of the Southern Army, Greene masterminded the campaign of 1780 - 1781, which finally drove the British out of South Carolina.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. Sponsored by Southern Bank and Trust Company - 1979