Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Henderson Street



Marker ID: SCHM 40-82
Location: Corner of Henderson and Gervais streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.218    W 081° 01.550
  34.003633    -81.025833
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

This street is named for Brig. Gen. William Henderson, who was in the Third S. C. Regiment at the fall of Charlestown in 1780. He was captured, imprisoned, and later exchanged. In 1781, he was wounded while commanding a brigade at the Battle of Eutaw Springs. When General Sumter resigned in 1782, Henderson was named brigadier general State Troops, a post he held until 1783. He served in the Second Provincial Congress (1775 - 76) and in the S. C. House. He died in 1788.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. Sponsored by First National Bank - 1978