Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Wayne Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-108
Location: Corner of Wayne and Gervais streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


This street was named for Anthony Wayne (1745 - 1796) of Pennsylvania. Appointed brigadier general in 1777, he fought at Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. In 1779 Congress awarded him a gold medal for his victory at Stoney Point, New York. Wayne led patriot forces into Savannah and Charlestown after the 1782 British evacuation and, in 1794, was commander of troops victorious over the Indians of the Northwest at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission - 1977