Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Marion Street

Marker ID: SCHM 40-89
Location: Comer of Marion and Gervais streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.115    W 081° 1.827
  34.00191666    -81.03045
Style: Free Standing **


Brigadier General Francis Marion was born in South Carolina about 1732 of French Huguenot descent. Marion was a member of the First Provincial Congress, served eight years in the S. C. Senate, and was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1790. He died Feb. 27, 1795, and is buried in Berkeley County at Belle Isle Plantation, home of his brother, Gabriel.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. Sponsored by Southeastern Freight Lines - 1977