Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Elmwood Avenue



Marker ID: SCHM 40-68
Location: Corner of Elmwood and Main Sts., Columbia
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.799    W 081° 02.321
  34.01331666    -81.03868333
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

This street, originally named Upper Street, was the northernmost street in the original 1786 Columbia plan. The plan of the city depicted an area two miles square divided into lots of one - half acre; eight acres were reserved for erecting public buildings. Upper Street was renamed Elmwood Avenue shortly after 1872 for adjacent Elmwood Cemetery, which was incorporated in 1854.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. Sponsored by the Keenan Company, Realtors - 1978