Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Cottontown



Marker ID:  
Location: On Harden St between Greene St and College St, Columbus, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.032    W 081° 00.995
  34.00053333    -81.01658333
Style: Free Standing **
 



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The honorary designation of Hardin Street and installation of markers in the name of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Blvd, recognizes the achievements of a man who inspired the world to embrace equality and non-violence to which he dedicated his life. Dr King served as Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. At age 35, Dr King was the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. On April 4, 1966, he was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.