Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Lincoln Street



Marker ID: SCHM 40-76
Location: Gervais and Lincoln streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.977    W 081° 02.320
  33.99961666    -81.03866666
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Benjamin Lincoln, for whom this street is named, was a division commander in the Saratoga Campaign. In 1778, he became commander of the Southern Department of the American Army and was in command at Charleston when the city surrendered to the British in 1780. After his exchange, Lincoln fought at Yorktown and was present at the British surrender. He served as Secretary of War" (1781 - 83) and returned to his native Massachusetts where he died in 1810.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. Sponsored by Wallace Concrete Pipe Company, Inc. - 1988