Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Barnwell Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-105
Location: Corner of Barnwell and Gervais streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.233    W 081° 1.44
  34.00388333    -81.024
Style: Free Standing **


This street is named for General John Barnwell, St. Helena´s Parish. He was elected to the Provincial Congress of 1775 - 76 and to the 1776 General Assembly. A captain in the First Provincial Regiment, he was major, colonel, and brigadier general in the militia, 1779 - 81. Barnwell was captured in Charlestown in 1780 and later imprisoned on the schooner Pack - Horse. From 1778 until his death in 1800, he served several terms in the S. C. Senate.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. Sponsored by South Carolina National Bank - 1977