Williams Street / Gist Street

Williams Street / Gist Street (HM78K)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 59.824', W 81° 2.813'

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Williams Street
This street was named for Otho H. Williams, Brig. Gen. Of Continental Army during the American Revolution. Williams served as adjutant general under Southern Army commanders Gates and Greene and saw military action in the battles of Camden, Guilford Courthouse, Hobkirk Hill, and Eutaw Springs. He commanded the light corps which protected Greene during a portion of his retreat across N.C. in 1781.

Gist Street
This street was named for Mordecai Gist, Brigadier General of the Continental Army. During the American Revolution, Gist participated in the Battle of Camden in 1780 and commanded a light corps in an engagement on the Combahee River August 27, 1782, in which Colonel John Laurens was killed. After the Revolution, Gist settled in Charleston, where he died in 1792.
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HM NumberHM78K
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Marker Number40-62
Year Placed1977
Placed ByRichland County Bicentennial Commission, sponsored by Columbia Mills
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:22pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 495670 N 3761831
Decimal Degrees33.99706667, -81.04688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.824', W 81° 2.813'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 49.44" N, 81° 2' 48.78" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302-398 U.S. 1, Columbia SC 29201, US
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