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Gervais Street
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 34° 00.071 W 081° 02.023
17S E 496886 N 3762287
Quick Description: This marker stands on the State House grounds, next to Gervais Street, near one of the Civil War Monuments, in Columbia.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2009 7:44:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM63KB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
Views: 19

Long Description:
Marker Text:
Named for John Lewis Gervais (C. 1742-1798 ) who was educated in Germany, emigrated first to England, arrived in Charleston in 1764 with a letter of introduction to Henry Laurens. He served in the American Revolution, took part in the defense of Charleston, was a member of the Continental Congress, S.C. Senate member from Ninety Six, he introduced the bill which resulted in selection of the site of Columbia as Capital of S.C.
Erected by the Lions Club of Columbia
a Richland County Bicentennial Project
1976
Marker Name: Gervais Street

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Historic Site

Marker number: 40-60R

County: Richland

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