Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Gervais Street



Marker ID: SCHM 40-60
Location: State House grounds at Gervais Street, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.07    W 081° 2.022
  34.001166    -81.033699
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Named for John Lewis Gervais (c. 1742 - 1798) who was educated in Germany, emigrated first to England, arrived in Charleston in 1764 with a letter of introduction to Henry Laurens. He served in the American Revolution, took part in the defense of Charleston, was a member of the Continental Congress. S. C. Senate member from Ninety Six, he introduced the bill that resulted in the selection of the site of Columbia as capital of S. C.

Erected by The lions Club of Columbia, a Richland County Bicentennial Project


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Two sided - East-West Streets