Sunday, August 12, 2012

Assembly Street historic marker in Columbia, SC

This Assembly Street historic marker in Columbia, South Carolina was nestled behind roadside shrubbery. Taking a minute to stop at the markers help bring the history of a city to life. There are over 1,300 of them in South Carolina. Every city that I have traveled to has had sections with fascinating backgrounds. I hated history in high school. Now that I can travel more frequently, it's the past that intrigues me about most places.

Not all of the markers are easy to get to and you don't want to have to test out your car insurance. When stopping, be careful to watch for traffic or other conditions that can make reading the markers dangerous. Shrubbery and traffic made the Assembly Street marker in Columbia a challenge to get to.

 Assembly Street was one of the two principle thoroughfares through Columbia. The road was named for the first General Assembly that met in 1790 in the new State House of South Carolina.

A nearby marker designates where the State House once stood. This map lists the South Carolina Veterans Memorial and other points of interest. If you are traveling through, it can be fun to visit some of these sites. Here are a few other places that might interest you.
Chestnut Cottage Columbia, South Carolina
General Maxcy Gregg birthplace marker; Columbia, South Carolina
Historic Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina